At only 18, Youp’s name is already well engraved in the history of windsurfing, in part, thanks to his unique explosive yet flowing style, his charismatic personality and his multiple world youth freestyle titles.
Raised on a small Caribbean island called Bonaire, known today to be amongst the most competitive in the world, this island gave birth to a multitude of windsurfing legends such as Tonky Frans, Taty Frans and Kiri Thode.
But Youp, who remained as a silent follower is now clearly forging his own path into the spotlight. One year ago he came up with his own clothing label, HeyYoup (heyyoup.com).
He will inspire a whole generation of windsurfers if he remains on track.
s3one wish him good luck for the future.
Paradise City is a short film and gives you an inside view of Youp’s training grounds. The idea was to show this island paradise from a different perspective then its already famous perfect flat waters. It is time to show the diversity the island offers. One of our crew, Markus, already began filming in January and went with Youp to a few secret places. Later, in May/June, Oli also passed by and took some shots to finish the film.
PRODUCED BY s3one
FILMING BY Markus Seidel, Oliver Stauffacher
WINDSURFING BY Youp Schmit
MUSIC BY Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, N.E.R.D, Duran Duran
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