I finished 10th on the KSP World Tour which was a little disappointing due to my poor result in Mauritius and the lack of waves in Cape Verde. Still had some great times in some amazing places and learnt lots to practise to be ready for 2012 and gain some podium finishes!
In 2011 I have been to Dakhla & Lanzarote for the PKRA, Fuerte for a video shoot, Mauritius, Peru & Cape Verde for the KSP as well as all the trips around the UK chasing waves and competing in race events.
My best trip had to be Peru, due to the amazing long waves, friendly people and the culture. The best kite waves were in Mauritius at One Eye which was 20ft most of the time I was there. My best surf barrel was in Fuerte and my best day of the year was in Lobitos, Peru where I surfed, Kited twice then surfed again getting a load of tubes.
I have met some great friends on Tour, most noteably Mauricio and the Brazilian crew, who are great guys and super passionate as well as being amazing surfers and kiters. I cant wait to visit their home in 2012.
Still some of my best sessions have been at home in Cornwall, riding alone or with friends in amazing perfect waves and no crowds. Just a bit colder but in my West wetsuits you stay nice and warm and only have to stop riding when you are too tired to carry on.
Huge appreciation goes out to everyone involved with pushing the sport of Kitewave riding forward both at home and around the World.
Big thanks to all my sponsors and Joe Cockle of www.jnpevents.co.uk for taking the leatest pics at home.
You can check out the write ups and pics from my year by searching the blog.
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All the best for 2012
Join me on an adventure this winter with a coaching holiday in Dakhla or Egypt. Details on website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/holidays.html