The penultimate day of the 2022 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup saw the conclusion of the Men’s Single Elimination in tricky conditions. At 12:47 the final started with 16 minute heats and the 2 best waves and 2 best jumps counting.
For the first time since 2017, Philip Köster and Victor Fernandez lined up against each other in the Winners’ Final in Pozo Izquierdo. Köster produced an almost perfect jumping display as the 28-year-old earned 18.13 points out of a possible 20 to put Fernandez under enormous pressure after landing a massive 6.9m stalled Double Forward loop scoring 9.38 points – and a Table Double Forward with 8.75 points. Fernandez landed an 8 point perfect double of his own, and earned the highest wave score of the final – 6.75 points. In total Philip Köster won the single elimination with 28,01 points ahead of Victor Fernandez, who scored 23,25 points. The battle for place 3 was won by Ricardo Campello with 26,25 points. Thomas Traversa finished in 4th and scored 20,26 points.
It’s amazing to finally be back in the final. It’s been a long time, so it was amazing to be able to finish the single elimination. It was tough out there, but I managed to get two really good jumps including a big stalled double, which I just had to go for as I didn’t know what jumps Victor had landed at that point. In the final you just have to go for it and that’s what I did. So, just very happy right now.
PWA Gran Canaria 2022 – Video Highlights – Philip Köster wins
Result 2022 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Men’s Single Elimination
1st Philip Köster
2nd Victor Fernandez
3rd Ricardo Campello
4th Thomas Traversa
5th Marcilio Browne
5th Marc Pare
5th Liam Dunkerbeck
5th Robby Swift