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Philip Koster è Campione del Mondo Wave 2012!!!



KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup

Philip Koster (Starboard/Neil Pryde) vincendo la heat contro Victor Fernandez per il secondo posto (ora deve sfidare Thomas Traversa per il primo posto) vince il titolo di Campione del Mondo Wave 2012!!!!!

Koster Wins Second World Title In Cold Hawaii Classic

Philip ‘the kid’ Köster confirmed himself as the 2012 PWA Wave World Cup champion by winning the semi-final of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup as the sun set on Wednesday evening. He set up a revenge final with Thomas Traversa, the French rider, who had ambushed earlier in the day in the single elimination, knocking him out in the semi-final.

Victor Fernandez Lopez, the 2010 world cup champion, could not stop the charge of Köster, who beat him 24.76 to 23. Fernandez Lopez was well behind until he produced a beautiful wave ride that brought him 8.25, the highest wave ride of the heat, but he could find another high-scoring wave.

Köster, who became the youngest ever PWA Wave world champion last year at the age of 17, already has one hand on the world title after winning the first two of the four event world cup, in Pozo, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, found himself in the unusual situation of lying fourth after losing twice in earlier in the day in the single elimination.

Showing his remarkable maturity and skill, the 18-year-old German rider, showed who had learned from his earlier defeats in tough onshore conditions, which Köster called “the toughest conditions he had ever sailed in.”

Earlier Köster halted the charge of Kauli Seadi, the Brazilian 2010 champion and then avenged his defeat by Ricardo Campello in the loser’s final of the single elimination earlier in the morning.

With two waves and one jump being counted by the judges, Köster, the best jumper on the tour, concentrated on finding waves to great effect before logging his jump.