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Koster takes Tenerife Windsurfing Cup

Koster takes Tenerife Windsurfing Cup
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Germany’s Philip Koster and Spain’s Daida Moreno won the Windsurfing Wave World Cup in Tenerife on Friday.

The five-day tournament saw competitors go head-to-head or in heats of up to four at a time, taking on some pretty tough waves.

In the men’s fleet, two-time World Champion Köster won the single elimination, but Frenchman Thomas Traversa won the double elimination to pile on the pressure.

The Spaniard, Victor Fernandez Lopez came third.

For the women, Moreno beat her twin sister Iballa into second place while Sarah Quita Offrina, from Aruba, was third.

Wave riding involves competitors moving through the waves in the same way that a surfer does.

But the sail power allows for extreme motion not possible on a board alone.

Many see the wave discipline as the crown jewel of the windsurfing disciplines.