Berlin, DE


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23 years old

1.9 m

Hi, my name is Philip Köster. My discipline is windsurfing freestyle. My friends call me Phili. I was born on 5 March 1994 in Gran Canaria, Spain. My philosophy of life is calm and risk. My favourite food is pizza, calamares. My favourite music is Finger Eleven, Linkin Park.


German teenager Philip Köster has already established himself as one of the strongest windsurfers in the world. Philip was born and raised in surfing haven Vargas in Gran Canaria, Spain. He grew up right next to the beach and used the fact that his parents ran a windsurfing school to his advantage. He practiced his spectacular moves and learnt intricate tricks thanks to the naturally big surf stirred up by the Atlantic winds near his home.

Philip came to the world’s attention in 2008 when he took to the international stage, ultimately being crowned PWA Pozo Wave Champion in 2009. In the same year he was also named Rookie of the Year and won the German Champion wave.

2011 proved to be Philip's most successful year to date, with the young German achieving a multitude of wins including Wave Champion DWC, World Champion PWA Wave, Youth World Champion PWA Wave, a GQ Men of the Year award as well as a nomination for the Laureus Award.

In 2012, aged just 18, Philip again took the Wave World Champion PWA title, earning a nomination to the 2013 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year award. He was also PWA Wave Youth World Champion. But the next year, hounded by an injury later in the season, he slipped down into 6th place overall in the PWA rankings.

In 2014 he became the first Junior Laureus Ambassador, under the mentorship of Michael Teuber.

Philip continues to chase another championship title, and we're sure it won't be long before it's back in his very capable hands.

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Philip Köster's triple loop attempt

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Gran Canaria 2015 Wind & Waves PWA world cup Double elimination.

Gran Canaria 2015 Wind & Waves PWA world cup Double elimination.

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Victor Fernandez and Philip Köster – the battle for this years PWA World Cup

What will happen Sunday? This is the question everyone is asking right now here in Klitmøller. No matter what happens it’ll have an impact on who wins this year's PWA World Cup. Two of the riders we should keep an eye on are Victor Fernandez (E42) and Philip Köster (G44). Victor Fernandez is the current leader of the PWA Wave World Tour. He’ll be desperate to cement his place at the top of the rankings. The Spaniard has performed brilliantly in Cold Hawaii in the past with three podium finishes out of four, but with a first world title in his sights since 2010, Fernandez will be going all out for secure the event crown this time around. Expect to see perfect double forwards, combined with some of the most fluid and dynamic wave riding on the tour as he looks to do just that. Just behind Fernandez in pursuit for the title is the ominous figure of Philip Köster , who already has two world crowns to his name. Köster hasn’t finished outside the top two in Denmark for the past three years, meaning he is a sure fire bet for the battle at the top. The twenty year old clearly enjoys sailing in the challenging conditions that Cold Hawaii throws at him, so we can expect to see more trademark double forwards, one-handed goiters and massive front and backside 360s. KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup presentred by Thisted Forsikring in collaboration with Thisted Municipality, The North Denmark Region, Visit North Jutland, Thy-Mors HF & VUC, Feriepartner Thy, Sparekassen Thy, Gripsign og Spar Klitmøller. The event is recurring and has existed since 2010.

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