Willem Hooft

Kitesurf / Ambassador


Name: Willem Hooft

Birth date: 15/03/1990

Nationality: Netherlands

Other Sponsors: Slingshot, Wind Voyager, Ride Engine

Years Kitesurfing: 2

Favourite Discipline: Sit-kitesurfing wave-riding

Home spots: Wijk aan Zee, IJmuiden

Favourite spots? Cape Town, Wijk aan Zee

Favourite quotes: 1) “Life is what you make it”,  2) “No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.” — Maya Mendoza

Results: Demonstration on TT:R World Championships in Italy 2018 and hopeful for 2021 Red Bull King of the Chair in Cape Town.

What inspires you the most? Gratitude towards life. My dreams and intuition.

5 things you can’t live without? Kitesurfing, Freedom, Purpose, Meaning, Travel

What was your childhood ambition? To become a professional sportsman.

Personal summary: Giving motivational and inspirational talks. As an Entrepreneur, I have set up the Willem Hooft Foundation. The Willem Hooft Foundation’s mission is to make sit-kitesurfing more accessible for people with a physical handicap and to increase the popularity of sit-kitesurfing.

Other interests: Skiing, Sailing, Foiling

Connect with Willem via the links below.

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Willem Hooft Website