People Who Surf: Yoni Klein

doctor yoni

Met this super nice, mellow bloke at Tiago Oliveira´s place. As we say here: “Amigo do meu amigo meu amigo é.”… By chance I had taken this cool pics from Cave while photographing Alby, Torrey and Nic. He payed dinner…

yoni making the drop

Tiago had told me this fantastic story when he and this Israeli surfer surfed perfect Coxos by themselfs. Turns out Yoni was the guy and between finishing his doctor internship in Israel he flew here to score this swell.  Check out his story!

Brek: How long have you been surfing?

Yoni: 20 years.

Brek: Do you remember your first good ride?

Yoni: I sure do .. I got barreled in the Maldives when I was 13 the wave felt like 6 foot it was probably one foot.

Brek: What is your regular spot?

Yoni: Country beach , Tel Aviv.

drop wallet at coxos

Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?

Yoni: Usually the answer to all my troubles is the water.

Brek: Where was your last epic session?

Yoni:  Probably the day we met in ericeira… Was really fun!

herbalife guru tiago

Brek: What’s your favourite food?

Yoni: I have an Italian grandmother and she makes the best food in the world.

Brek: What else should we know about you?

Yoni: I’m about to have a baby and I’m absolutely terrified!

a wave

Brek: Any message you want to leave?

Yoni: Respect the locals, and if you are a local and see a new guy that is respectful in the line up , give him a wave sometime , you might make his trip…

“I think it is easy to be a doctor. There are a hell of a lot more doctors than there are guys riding big Pipeline.”

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz


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