'Victor Fernandez E-42 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA world cup in KlitmÃ¸ller'
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Sunday’s final of the 2013 PWA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup will see classic Klitmøller conditions with winds gusting towards 40 knots and the riders jumping like popcorn on the North Sea. There will be the perfect conditions to showcase the keen rivalry of Philip Köster and Victor Fernandez Lopez.
Victor Fernandez Lopez, the 29-year-old world number two will be first on the water in the first heat of the day against German qualifier, Lars Gobisch. Fernandez, the 2010 world champion, is hungry to get his title back from Philip Köster, the 19-year-old wunderkind, who has taken the windsurfing world by storm. Köster goes in the bottom of the draw of the 32 best wave windsurfers in the world. The soulsurfer Frenchman who beat him in the final here last year, Thomas Traversa, goes in the third heat of the day.
'I would say my hardest competitors are Fernandez, Mussolini and Traversa,' Koster, the 2011 and 2012 world champion, said.
'I like the forecast for tomorrow, it’s good when you see the forecast in red,' Fernandez said. 'It’s strong and I like strong winds. I am in the first heat so I will be ready.'
PWA World Tour
Cold Hawaii World Cup
by Matthew Pryor
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