Philip Köster: he lives in the atmosphere

Philip Köster has signed with Severne Sails. He spent five years with NeilPryde.

The German wave windsurfing master has been announced in the Severne Sails international team. Köster, 19, two-time PWA Wave World Tour champion, is already testing new gear in Western Australia.

"We're stoked Philip Köster is signing up for the Severne team for 2014. Philip has redefined modern windsurfing and we're really looking forward to what he’s going to be able to do with lighter, better gear. The future is looking red hot", the company tells.


Windwise: Simon Bornhoft is sharing the stoke

Simon Bornhoft will be sharing his windsurfing knowledge in a series of 2014 clinics and adventure holidays around the world.

The international windsurfing coach has been running thousands of training sessions for beginner-improvers, wannabe carve gybers and wave sailors.

Bornhoft wrote some of the best windsurfing manuals in the world, and founded Windwise to offer personalized coaching tips "to get the body to do what the brain is telling it".


Windsurfing Fins: drive and looseness

Windsurf fins are increasingly connected with performance. In the 21st century, you can easily test and feel the subtle differences between fin setups.

When it comes to fin setups, windsurfers usually face an equation with four variables. Single, Twin, Thruster or Quad? Additionally, you can also have different fin shapes and formats.

There is not a "perfect fin setup" for you. There are multiple setups for a wide range of circumstances. Windsurfing fins have five key features: outline shape and length, profile and width, rake angle, flexibility and twist, and fin box system.