|Lee 'Pasty' Harvey - British Kitesurf Wave Champion||
Im so gutted Ive got to miss this years IKA Coure racing worlds in Germany starting tomorrow. After my dam van broke and cost £1800 Ive been scrimping and saving but had no lessons now for 3 weeks and just cant afford it. Going to keep practising and save up to do the pkra racing in germany to make sure im on track and ready for next year!
Stoked to have joined the Newave Team and am loving riding the new boards shaped by French legend Marco Copello. Newave are all about strapless riding with a kite and the 5'8 Play and 6'2 surf are going sick!
The Play goes super well in waves up to head + half high and rips in smaller stuff and chop. Its balanced really well and is great for airs and tricks. I have also paddle surfed it and it goes nice for a small board, is real loose and slashy but you need to be a good surfer to get te most of it or it will be too small.
The 6'2 excels in bigger waves and holds super smooth off the bottom even in windy choppy waves and releases nicely off the top. Great for waves from chest high to double overhead. Paddles really well too with quite a bit of volume so would suit an average surfer up to 85kgs as a all round surfboard.
Maxtrack have just taken on the distributor role in the UK so you will see them in the shops soon.
If anyone wants to test out the boards in West Cornwall, I will have a few in the van at all times so just ask when you see me at the beach and innovate your riding!
2nd again after line break made me miss a race. Full write up here http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/events.html
This weekend saw the Edge cup, round 2 of BKSA South West cup hosted and run by World Champ, Steph Bridge.
42 entrants went through a weekend of 2 halves wit nice sunshine and super light wind on sat followed by loads of rain and 30knts + on sunday.
Still managed 2nd behind Denzil and happy with how the new North board is going.
Had a great evening at the River cafe, cheers guys.
Now need to win the course racing at my event, the Pasty cup this weekend which is round 3. Forecast is looking sweet. 25 sat and 17 sunday, full power here we come!
Ive just put up a news article on my winter here in Cornwall http://www.leepasty.co.uk/news.html with some great pics. Still working on some video but should be up soon.
Enjoy and hope to see you somewhere windy and wavey soon.