Philip Köster is the 2011 PWA Wave World Tour champion

September 17, 2011 | Windsurfing
Philip Köster: one leg is enough

Philip Köster is the 2011 PWA Wave Windsurfing champion. The 17-year-old wind rider tool the title honours during the KIA @coldhawaii World Cup, in Klitmøller.

“I feel amazing, I can’t believe it, it’s a dream come true. I am so happy I have won another event and now I am the world champion. I can’t imagine a better day, I am so stoked!”, said Köster.

Scale breaking wave rides and colossal jumps put Philip Köster in the top spot, after three victories. The battle wasn’t quite over and he still had to face Ricardo Campello for first place, in Denmark.

With the adrenaline pumping through his veins, Köster wowed the crowds with his scale-braking wave rides where he was awarded twelve points for one ride that included a one handed goiter and a taka. Campello tried his hardest to slay the master with his double forward but there was no stopping the wonder kid.

Aware of how the heat had gone, Campello made his way back to the beach to prepare for the super-final. The hard work wasn’t over for Köster In order to win the event. He had to defeat Campello for a second time.

Obviously enjoying his moment, Köster went on to up his game even higher as he launched into an insane wave 360 where he landed back in the wave, and then he boosted straight into a huge double forward on the way out. Campello replied with a monster double forward in front of the judges, but Köster was on fire.

Having sailed four mind-blowing heats, Köster was awarded the world title and the event win to the cheers from the crowds on the beach.