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!
Check out the latest clip produced by Aussie Sean O’brien featuring none other then wavesailing World Champion Philip Koster as he explorers Western Australia.
Margaret river is cliffs, rocks, sharks and anticipation. Esperance is sand, glory, un-crowds and sunshine. Factor in swell and wind and a German teenager and you have Nti Gravity, our new short with Philip Köster. When you combine his spontaneous style, his aggression on the turns and his sheer joy of sailing, there is still no one else on the planet we would rather watch. 8 hour drives followed by 8 hour sessions; it was hard to get him off the water. On land he can be quiet, on the board he can be brazen. In this WeAreNeverLeaving short we take Köster on a roadtrip along the Western Australian coast looking for sun, swell and trouble. We found two of those things.
Philip Koster and Daida Ruano Moreno come out on top after the single elimination
day 3 at the 2013 PWA Tenerife World Cup saw the much anticipated conclusion of the men’s and women’s single elimination’s. The top PWA riders put on an amazing display as winds hit 40 knots and some of the best waves of the contest so far rolled through. The single elimination wrapped up with Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) and Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) claim the opening victories of the week. At 2:15pm the men’s double elimination began allowing the majority of the first round to be completed, before both the wind and wave conditions deteriorated.
In heat 14 Philip Koster produced a not worthy jump and move of the day as he he landed an absolutely outrageous stalled double forward, completely ankle dry.
Results After Single Elimination – Men’s Wave
Results After Single Elimination – Women’s Wave
You can check out an entire heat by heat rundown of Day 3 Here at PWAWorldTour.com
A nice edit featuring World Wave Champion Philip Koster at Klitmoller during the last two PWA stops there during 2011 and 2012. Enjoy the action which is a compilation of some of the best moves Koster threw down during the events.
The PWA Pozo world Cup wrapped up with less then spectacular conditions and only a super session yeilded results. A few days latter conditions were on fire with sailors on 3.3M sails and @ meter waves. Some of the top pros were still there including Philip Koster, Alessio Stillrich, 12 year old Niklas Herrera and Victor Fernandez. Pozowinds brings us this radical clip with massive jumps, huge loops and some sick waveriding.
Philip Koster the 19 year old Wvae World champion is ready for the first PWA wave event of the season. Check out his latest clip filmed over the last week at his home spots around Grand Canaria, Spain. Philip Koster is a powerful modern wavesailer, landing dry double forwards, pushloop forwards and more! Check out the action!
Red Bull has produced a clip of 2 x World Wave Champion Philip Koster windsurfing at Ho’okipa.
We take a look at one of his training sessions in Ho’Okipa, Maui in advance of the WC season 2013 – watch Philip as he brings the sport of windsurfing to the next level! – Red Bull
The clip also has some quick words and riding from Robby Naish and Jason Polakow. Enjoy!