Philip Koester has once again been nominated for the Laureus Action Sports Award. The much acclaimed nomination will see Koester face the likes of Felix Baumgartner, the man who jumped from space with just a parachute and Stephanie Gilmore who has won five out of six surfing titles!
Koester was nominated for his remarkable achievements in windsurfing having taken the PWA World title for a second year running at just the age of 18. No doubt he is the one to watch this season but for now the best words he has are these – “believe me , I am super happy !!!!”. Oh trust us, we believe you. Congratulations to him from all at boardseeker.com and check out the wise words from Robby Naish below.
“As is the case every year this is an exceptional group of Nominees,” Robby says. “Julie Bresset is an Olympic champion, Jamie Bestwick has been dominant in his sport for as long as anyone can remember, Felix Baumgartner awed the world with his amazing sky dive freefall from space and five world surfing titles out of six shows the remarkable ability of Stephanie Gilmore. I would particularly like to congratulate Joel Parkinson who has been trying for so long to beat Kelly Slater – a four-time Laureus Award winner – and become the ASP surfing world champion. Well, this year he pulled it off with a win at the final event of the year.”
Check out Koester in action below!