Kitesurf With The Champion In 360 Degree VR Video
Ever wonder what it’s like to kitesurf in a pro’s view? Kiteboarding is not an easy sport, and not many of us are going to be able to do what professional Kitesurfer Youri Zoon can do. Thanks to this incredible VR video, you can be a pro kitesurfer too…well sorta.
Youri Zoon was born on December 14, 1989. He was the 2011 & 2012 Kiteboarding world champion.
“I am Youri Zoon, a Dutch professional kiteboarder. I travel around the world to compete and also to find awesome places to ride. I grew up by the sea in the Southwest of the Netherlands and have been an extreme sports addict from a young age. BMX, Windsurfing, Motocross, you name it. At age 13, I decided to focus exclusively on kiteboarding and joined the VKWC (formerly known as PKRA). In 2007 and 2008 I was seriously injured ripping my ACL both times, and had to stop kiting during those seasons. I came back to the championships in 2009 making it to the 2nd place. I then won the World Title in both 2011 and 2012.”
You can follow Youri and all his latest news on his website www.yourizoon.com
Thanks to this incredible 360 degree video from Dog Day Media and Lifeproof, we can get a taste of what it must be like to be kiteboarding in the view of a champion.
“We've had an absolute blast working on our first official VR project. Teaming up with the legend Youri as well as our own home grown hero Ryan Coote, made for an amazing few days shooting on the #WildAtlanticWay.
A huge thank you to the project Sponsor LifeProof and to who ever gave us the amazing weather window!
Have a look around with your phone or your mouse and enjoy the view….Click 4K ” -Dog Day Media
Dog Day Media is an Irish production company founded in 2012 by four old school friends. They specialize in current media trend and following them to produce high-quality fresh productions. They work closely with clients to build exciting content that represents their brand.
The Dutchman and Irish kiteboarder Ryan Coote of Kitesurf Ireland recently traveled Kerry in search of the perfect kiteboarding conditions – and found them in Brandon Bay.
The 360 degree video was later uploaded onto the Facebook 360 video platform.
The aerial drone footage provides an exhilarating view of the kiteboarder, cruising and doing incredible tricks along with the stunning landscape of Kerry in the background.
How to Watch Facebook 360 Video on Gear VR
If you have a Samsung Gear VR, you can enjoy this 360 video with the virtual reality headset.
Simply launch the video via the latest Facebook app, and notice on the left corner a “Watch in VR” Oculus icon. Simply click the icon and you will prompt to insert your Samsung Galaxy phone into the Gear VR headset. Then all you need to do is to sit back and enjoy the 36o degree video. Other 360 videos platforms are available through Samsung Milk VR, Vrideo, iM360, NextVR, Littlstar, and Oculus Videos.