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Philip Köster is the youngest wave world champion in the PWA history. Learn the crucial facts about the outstanding athlete.
I was born in Las Palmas on the Gran Canary Island March 5th 1994. The house we are living in is located only 90 metres away from the beach, the only building on the beach of Vargas.
When I am at home I live there together with my parents and my sister, who is three years older than me. She is totally different to me. Since one and a half year she is studying pharmacy in Germany. I wanted to finish school as soon as possible. Already at the age of eight it was crystal clear to me that I wanted to learn windsurfing.
This is not so surprising at all, as I used to see all that windsurfing-action going on right from my window while working over my homework for school.
Water has been my favourite element ever since. Before becoming a professional windsurfer, I was champion of the Canaries in freestyle swimming.
From that time on everything went very fast: After my first try-outs I was given a wavebord on which I then trained for hours every day. When I was twelve I got my first wildcard for the PWA World Cup in Pozo. This was my first decent result, even though I was knocked out straight in the first heat. But this only encouraged me even more so that I spent every spare minute on the water.
Three years later I 2009 won my first World Cup. 2011, at the age of 17, I became world champion. Whenever asked over the last years what my goals were, I had replied: “to become world champion!” Now my answer has to be: “to defend the title!” – but that’s something I can easily deal with.( And I did it !!! )
2008 PWARookie of the year
2008 Champion Red Bull Big Days Germany
2009 Champion Pozo PWA Wave Worldcup
2009 Surfer of the year, Surf magazine Germany
2009 Champion Wave Copa de España
2010 Surfer of the year, Surf magazine Germany
2010 Windsurfer of the year, Extreme Sports Awards
2010 Wave Champion DWC
2010 Vice Champion Overall German Championship DWC Tour
2010 3rd PWA Wave Tour Overall
2010 Vice Champion Slalom , Canarian Championship.
2010 Champion Slalom Gran Canaria
2011 Wave Champion DWC 2011
2011 World Champion PWA Wave
2011 Youth World Champion PWA Wave
2011 Nominated for the Laureus Award
2011 GQ Men Of The Year
2011 Surfer of the Year , german SURF magazine
2011 Supreme Big Days Champion Germany
2012 Wave World Champion PWA
2012 Wave Youth World Champion PWA
2012 9th place, Sportsman of the year , germany
Where and when? Get to know where you can see Philip live in action or meet him for an autographing session.
Aquatic Sports Exhibition 19th -20th of January, Boot Düsseldorf – Germany
Stand by competition : Red Bull Storm Chase
Stand by competition : Red Bull Big Days
Photoshootings :Gran Canaria , Cape Town ,Australia and Maui
This calendar will be updated regularly.
These partners are supporting Philip’s career and helped to make his dream come true.
Since the age of 15 years Philip is part of the Red Bull athletes family being supported by all his projects
Together with my sister Kyra , we are the new ” Zott Monte ambassadors 2013 “
Volkswagen Vehicles are built for the most extreme jobs. Of course that applies to transport a windsurf world champion including his gear safe and comfortable.
Neil Pryde designs and manufactures sails, rigs, and wetsuits for windsurfing enthusiasts – such as Philip is.
The largest windsurfing company in the world, priding itself on Innovation and quality. The company supports Philip since the beginning of his carrer.
Maui Ultra Fins, is one oft he most innovative fin companys. The advanced foils developed by Maui Ultra Fins introduce a major technological breakthrough in windsurfing – as Philips performance on the water does.
Köster Sportmanagement S.L.
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