A look back on the 2015 Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival, which took place from July 12 until July 18. After two years, with not ideal conditions, the event this year saw real highwind conditions and 2- 3 meter high waves in 2015. We took a closer look on the points of each heat, compared the scores in jumping and wave riding and tried to recap everything that had happened during the event.
1. Philip Köster rules at Pozo 2015
Philip Köster did not lose any of his heats, he had the highest heat score during the final in the double with 38,99 points, went for double Forwards off the lip during the supersession, which he won, too and tried the triple Forward Loop during the winners final of the single elimination. „There are no words for that kind of move. It’s actually really dangerous. Philip still had a strong headache two days after the attempt. I was worried about him. Ricardo and he are the guys, who are the strongest and who have the imagination about the Triple Forward the most. I am really happy that this happened at my home spot,“ said Daida Ruano Moreno (Ladies event winner, super session winner and event organizer).
Philip’s hardest opponent in the single elimination was reigning wave world champion Thomas Traversa in the semifinal. There were just 5.26 points difference in the overall score, but Philip defeated Thomas in wavering and jumping in the 45 knots of wind. In the final of the double elimination against Victor Fernandez Philip won by 6.12 points difference. Victor won the wave score by 0.99, but Philip dominated the jumping category with a point difference of 6,5 points.