Philip Köster blasts Omaezaki in Japan

March 3, 2015 | Windsurfing
Philip Köster: wave pusher | Photo: Carter/PWA

Philip Köster has tasted the power of Japan's most iconic windsurfing spots. The two-time PWA Wave world champion spent a few days sailing in Omaezaki Long Beach and Kikugawa Point.

Köster was invited to the "Land of the Rising Sun" by a group of hardcore Japanese windsurfing enthusiasts. They wanted to watch and learn with the wave sailing master.

The German, 21, showed why he is one of the best performers in the world by sailing in starboard tack conditions. And what do you expect from Philip Köster? That's it - huge stalled forwards, double forwards, and a personal collection of freestyle maneuvers.

"I had an amazing time in Japan! Visited the Kamakura Town and saw this huge 13-meter high Buddha! Very impressive. Japan is awesome! Special thanks to Kensuke Tsuno, Yushi Shirakata and Yuma for taking care of me," expressed Philip Köster.

Omaezaki is a popular windsurfing destination in Japan. It is located in the tip of a peninsula on Japan's Pacific coast. Omaezaki offers strong coastal winds between October and April.

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