sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - An ambush and a victory on day 3
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - An ambush and a victory on day 3

'Koster spins - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup'    © John Carter / PWA

Philip ‘the kid’ Köster confirmed himself as the 2012 PWA Wave World Cup champion by taking the win in the semi-final of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii 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.

Ricardo Campello, winner of the single elimination loser’s final:

On facing Philip Köster in the loser’s final: 'Damn, I’m in the loser’s final and I’m facing Philip Köster.'

On the onshore conditions: 'Those are the toughest conditions I’ve ever faced.'

On beating Köster: 'He’s down there (below him on the podium) for once. I beat him in the single elimination before and then he beat me twice in the double elimination so we’ll see.'

Philip Köster, loser of the single elimination loser’s final:

On Traversa: 'That was the toughest conditions I have sailed in. I’m surprised by Thomas because I’ve never seen him in these conditions. It was so difficult; I couldn’t see where to be on the waves.'

Philip ‘the kid’ Köster -  © John Carter - PWA   Click Here to view large photo

Kauli Seadi, 2010 Cold Hawaii champion and single elimination quarter-finalist:

On Traversa: 'Thomas is an overall good sailor. He understands how to read the waves. He's a solid wave rider and confident especially in his frontside turns.'

On his quarter-final defeat: 'I was struggling to get the ramps the judges didn’t score my last wave, I feel that was unfair.'

Klaas Voget, single elimination quarter-finalist:

On his quarter-final: 'I had two good waves in my heat and if they had scored those properly I would have won. They didn’t score them both because they said I was out of the competition area. I had one big backside air and a couple of frontside turns on one wave that would have scored around a seven and a couple of frontsides that would have been 5.5.'

'After that I focused on finding a jump, but they scored my other waves of 2.5 and 3. It’s pretty frustrating because I think I would have had a good chance against Philip.'

On Traversa: 'I’m surprised he beat Philip but I’m not surprised by his performance. He’s good in all conditions and he’s fearless on the wave, he always goes for the lip.'

Quotes from the evening:

Philip Köster, double elimination winner after confirming his second consecutive PWA world title in the semi-final:

On winning his world title: 'I’m so stoked, I feel so good, I had a great year first Pozo, then Tenerife and now Cold Hawaii.'

'It's amazing. Can't be better. I haven't got words for it.'

'I had two first places (in Pozo and Tenerife). Here it's cross onshore. It's like a lottery, you never know what to expect. Against Campello, Traversa, Fernandez it's pretty hard, they were sailing good.'

Fernandez on fire - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

On strategy: 'On the water you have to stay calm and just do what the conditions offer you. If you see the other guy jump or wave ride a lot, you have to think about it. But I don’t have a strategy, I’m not really thinking about it. I don’t know.'

'Normally I try to get a good jump in the beginning of the heat but here in Klitmøller you never know. You just have to go with what the conditions offer you.'

On gear: 'I started off with a 5.0 sail and a 87 litre board with three finns. In the heat against Traversa I broke my board when I was landing a double loop forward. I went to the beach and got a 82 litre board from my dad. Well, broken boards, that happens.'

On adrenalin keeping him going on the charge in the double elimination: 'I didn't feel tired, I just had so much adrenalin.'

On his competitors: 'They all did good. It was close.'

On how he found out he was the World Champion: 'When I came in from the heat, (Robby) Swift told me while he was filming: 'You're World Champion.' He shouted it to me. I'll celebrate with my family, that's what I do.'

On waiting during the day: 'I woke up at 6am and got to the beach at 7am so it was a long wait, but then I got to watch the conditions - and I also got a bit nervous.'

On the judge's decision not to run the last heat against Traversa tonight: 'I think it was the right decision since it was hard to see out there by the end.'

On whether he will motivated for the super final with Traversa despite already having his second consecutive world title: 'I still wan't to win it. I'll give it 100%.'

Thomas Traversa, winner of the single elimination final and super finalist:

On the judge’s decision on his double forward: 'I thought I landed the jump so I was not looking for another one. (He was only scored 3.19 for his double forward).'

Rail grab back loop from Traversa - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

On waiting for the double elimination final: 'I think it was an advantage for me to wait during the day and then to climb the ranking. I prefer to wait rather than fight. I am still really happy with the day and looking forward to the final.'

Victor Fernandez Lopez, third place:

On his third place: 'I'm really happy for my third place here again (he was third in 2011). Conditions were really though. After finishing this morning I went home and watched the last heats on the livestream.'

On gear and strategy: 'I started on a five metre sail and a 85 litre board with three fins - because it's fast and good for jumping. After getting my double forward I changed to a 4.7m sail and 96l board and dedicated the end of the heat to wave riding.'

On the conditions: 'Tough. It was a bit better in the evening. less cross onshore. It was close, I had a chance to win and that gives me motivation.'

Ricardo Campello, fourth place, after losing to Köster:

On being up against Köster: 'Why does he always have to do the 360 against me?'

On watching the live streaming of Fernandez vs. Köster in the clubhouse: 'I wish I had a joystick.'

On cheering out loud for Fernandez: 'I would like Victor to win the event because he sails really good and if he wins it will be more interesting in Sylt.'

On gear: 'Against Köster today I had a 5.0 sail and a 93 liter board with four finns.'

PWA World Tour website
Cold Hawaii World Cup website


by Matthew Pryor

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102164

6:22 PM Wed 19 Sep 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 PWA World Tour

Related News Stories:

19 Sep 2012  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Fears of black Wednesday emerge + Video
19 Sep 2012  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup Day 2 - Rainbow and a twister but no racing
18 Sep 2012  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Stars shine on day 1
18 Sep 2012  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Impressive battle on day 1
15 Sep 2012  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup event preview + Video
04 Sep 2012  PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup event summary
02 Sep 2012  PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Thrilling victories in Alacati
01 Sep 2012  PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Day 5 domination in Alacati
31 Aug 2012  PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Day 4 a sight to behold
30 Aug 2012  PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup - Non-stop drama on day 3
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

On Sunday March 8th 2015, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will close out the final night of music with one of the most distinctive performances to date. DJ Natty Rico will be the final act to grace the regatta stage during the 'Legendary Party' following Kool and the Gang. His unique blend of saxophone playing and DJ skills will have your jaw dropping in amazement. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

SCYA Manning Regatta – The youth-heavy event is the fourth and last stop of the Shadden Series for teenagers under 19 not yet in college and is also a move-up regatta under the advancement guidelines of the International Naples Sabot Association. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards 2015 ceremony celebrated the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) as it returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan after having moved to the west coast for the past three years. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

After having moved to the west coast for the past three years, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to celebrate the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.). ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ... [more]  

The 2014-15 Etchells North American Midwinter East Series wraps up in Miami this weekend with the three-day Jaguar Southeastern Midwinter Regatta for the Schoonmaker Cup. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted over 50 boats for the four regatta series. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

AWT Goya Pro Cabo Verde kicks off in style! by American Windsurfing Tour
Last night saw the Opening Party for the Goya Cabo Verde Pro contest here on the beautiful island of Sal. In attendance were some of the biggest names in windsurfing along with local watermen, business men and dignitaries. The true spirit of the American Windsurfing Tour came out in force which was both mirrored and complimented by the spirit of this island ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ... [more]  

2015 CYC Midwinters Race – Pictures by pressure-drop.us ... [more]  

CYC Midwinters Racing – 'Mid Winter racing is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get' ~Forrest Gump~Skipper of SS Jenny ... [more]  

Laser Standard Men’s World Championships (June 29-July 8), the Laser Masters World Championships (July 10-18), and the Laser Radial Youth World Championships (August 14-20) are being hosted by the CORK. ... [more]  

Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released
Asher Otto and Itchy Feet to open up the Caribbean Jam night
RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America team up for sailing programs
RORC Caribbean 600 – Record pace on Day 2
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - About to begin
10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online
2015 CYC Mid Winters images by h20shots
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested
2015 505 Midwinter Championship - Final race
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday   
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner   
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 2 overall   
SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Farr 40 and Cal 25 class winners announced   
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam   
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title   
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums   
Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7   
Around Antigua Island Race - Unofficial record   
Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored   
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 1   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew forum - place to find crew or a ride   
J/24 Midwinter Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar hanging on by a claw   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT