Philip Köster in Hospital
The 2013 JP Aloha Classic was less then memorable for the 19 year old 2 time World Champion Philip Koster. He was eliminated in the first round of the double elimination, and would have no further chance at defending his World Title. Koster sailed his heat yesterday despite a staph infection on his leg, after the heat he headed to Maui Memorial Hospital in Kahului, where he will likely remain for the next couple days.
A staph infection can be caused by a reef cut, and needs to be treated quickly to prevent further complication.
We wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him windsurfing again soon!