Beyond his constantly changing hairstyles, Coco Zurita also brings a completely unique approach to BMX riding. His focus is primarily on blasting huge airs with 100 percent commitment to style – often without even doing a trick. He has some major ones, however, including double whips and tailwhip flairs, and the first-ever triple tailwhip back in 2007. That said, he’s actually not a big fan of tailwhips, but the guy knows that they’re something the judges love. Ah, well.

Though a broken ankle suffered the day before X Games 2011 in Los Angeles forced him to withdraw, he’s since back to competition and riding better than ever, having won his first X Games medal (Silver) in Foz do Iguacu in 2013. Look for the cheerful Chilean to deliver plenty of positive vibes and some of the highest airs at every contest he enters.

Coco Zurita


Date of Birth:
April 15, 1984
Santiago, Chile – "Pollution sucks."
Oakley, OGIO, Continental Tire, Mitch by Paul Mitchell, Rays, Red Bull, RRE, Seibon, Vans, Clinica Meds
Photography, Painting, Car Racing

Career Highlights

    • 2013: Silver Medal, X Games Vert – Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
    • 2011: 4th, Dew Tour Championships Vert – Las Vegas
    • 2010: 5th Overall, Dew Tour Vert Season Standings
    • 2010: 5th, Summer X Games Vert
    • 2010: 3rd, Dew Tour Vert – Salt Lake City
    • 2009: 3rd, BMX World Championships Vert
    • 2008: 3rd, T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds Vert – Berlin, Germany
    • 2007: First BMX Rider to Land a Triple Tail Whip on Vert (Dew Tour Cleveland)