KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup

Day 7: Köster, Fernandez and Browne share their thoughts after an epic week in Cold Hawaii

The final day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw the prize giving ceremony held in stunning sunshine as Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) was officially crowed the champion of Cold Hawaii for 2015 — which his second success here in Denmark — ahead of Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) and Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC). 

Köster and Fernandez are now level on points in the title race after another colossal fight, but it is Köster who officially leads as the German has won two out of three events so far this year. 

After the prize giving ceremony we caught up with this weeks top three:

Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins): “It was a bit unsettling when I broke my board and then I changed onto the wrong gear. When I came in I chose my quad which was a bit slow for jumping as I didn’t have enough power, so I had to come in and change again, which wasted time, but I didn’t panic because I knew I already had my jump in the bag. I think you just have to stay calm and concentrate on sailing your heat as best you can. I’m super happy to have won here again and this is a special one with it being my 11th victory on the world tour.”

Köster also added: “I hate losing against Ricardo, so whenever I sail against him I have extra motivation and we both push each other when we sail against each other.” when asked who he likes to lose to the least.

Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC): “I’m happy with the way I sailed in the contest. Obviously there’s always one or two things you’d want to change or improve upon, but overall I’m just super happy that I made the finals and to record my best result of the year.”

“Regardless of who I am sailing against I always try to sail my best, coming up against Philip [Köster] is obviously tough, he sailed unbelievably, but my strategy doesn’t really change when I sail against him though, you just have to sail the best you can.”

“Every time I come back here I’m just super impressed. Every year we’ve had amazing conditions, which is unbelievable — not every place is like that.”

Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC): “Of course I was happy to come back through the double elimination. To make another final in Klitmøller is amazing as it’s so difficult. I think I was well prepared for the competition with my equipment working well in the tricky conditions and I gave it my all.”

“In the single I was on my 77l production board with 4.5m and for the rest of the contest I was on my 94l stubby custom prototype, which we might produce next year, and 4.7m and 5.0 for the final as the wind dropped a little bit.”

“I’m still in with a chance for the title, so I’m going to fight all the way to the end. I’m happy to be involved in the title race again for another year and lets just see what happens. Congratulations to Philip and Marcilio. I’ll see you here again next year.”

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