Check out our road trip up the West Coast of South Africa where we found some amazing surf at Elands Bay :)
Stay tuned for Part 3 - Kitesurfing the Doctor. Coming soon
We are really excited to be going back to Dakhla, one of our favorite places in the World to Kitesurf.
For 2014 we have sorted out a really great deal with our friends at Kite Morocco staying at the new Dakhla Spirit Surf House.
Strictly limited to 6 people per coaching session. (i.e 6 for wave, 6 for freeride).
Private room and beginner packages available, details on request.
Flights are currently around £300-£330, for the 1st - 12th we recommend using Royal Air Maroc, Gatwick - Dakhla
and for the 1st - 8th we recommend using the RAM Heathrow - Dakhla flight which we have found cheapest with Edreams.
Due to the need for an overnight stop in Casablanca on the return leg we recommend staying at the nearby Relax Airport Hotel (formally Atlas Hotel) which has a free shuttle outside the airport and costs around £60 for the night including breakfast.
Places are strictly limited to a max of 6 for Wave coaching and 6 for Freeride. Please don't hesitate to contact with any questions or queries. We have been to Dakhla many times so can help out with most things!
Email email@example.com to book, this is a one off special deal and probably your last chance to visit Dakhla for under £1000!
More info on the website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/dakhla.html
I look forward to you joining me on a Pasty Adventure in 2014
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
Kitesurf magazine- may 2013
Have managed to gain a fair bit of exposure recently showcasing just how good Kitesurfing in Cornwall is. Here is the may issue of Kitesurf magazine where I have a full page kitesurfing in the waves at Praa Sands.
Yesterday I had a third of page 2 of the Western Morning News, the south wests biggest selling daily newspaper, with a picture I took myself riding in front of St Michaels mount using the Go Pro 3 black on the K4 harness mount. I was riding the new 2013 Kite Race kit, Dyno 13m and Race 69 from North Kiteboarding which is amazing. If you are looking to learn to kitesurf in Cornwall go to my school Pasty Adventures, the only Britsh Kitesports Association (BKSA) recognised school in West Cornwall running lessons at Gwithian & Marazion.
If you have an interest in Kitesurfing be sure to come and check out the Pasty Cup over the bank holiday weekend of 25th - 26th May at Marazion. You can even have a free Powerkite session and see if kite surfing is the sport for you. Details on website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/events.html
A week of being stuck in ill allowed me to edit down my 2 years competing on the KSP World Kitesurfing Wave Tour to 4 mins of action.
Had some great waves in Mauritius twice and in Peru. Shame we got unlucky in Cape Verde, Portugal & Ireland.
I'd like to thank everyone who made this possible. Especially my sponsors-
North kiteboarding, ION, Freeriders & Pasty Adventures.
For 2013 I am planning on some exciting kitesurfing trips to score amazing waves in far out places.
If the KSP goes back to some epic wave spots in 2014 I may try and compete again but for now I've had enough of sitting around and using up my valuable holiday time and hard earned money for nothing! Instead I am going to spend my holiday time searching for new kitesurf waves and concentrate on making money at home with the school & fishing in Cornwall so that I can get away next winter.
Hope you like it
Just over a month to go and there are only 2 spaces left on our Pasty Adventures Kitesurf coaching holiday to Boa Vista, Cape Verde 8 - 15th March 2013.
To keep the coaching on a personal level, this holiday is limited to 6 people. You will get to learn new kitesurfing skills in this kite paradise from BKSA Coach and Pro rider, Lee Harvey.
Boa Vista offers various different conditions from waves to flat water and is the perfect place to improve your freeriding, learn your first jumps or slash that first wave. As well as kitesurfing, Cape Verde offers great surfing and SUPs are available to hire should there be a day with no wind.
For more details go to Pasty Adventures website here
With it getting real cold here in the UK, I am really looking forward to our upcoming Kite Surfari in magical Boa Vista.
Join myself and if we get enough people, North team mate and Cape Verdien ripper Matchu Lopes Almeida for a week of kitesurf coaching in the warm wind and waves of Boa Vista, Cape Verde.
more details can be found on the website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/boa-vista.html
or you can find details on our agent, Sportif website here
This holiday is going ahead as we already have enough bookings but if we can get a few more we will be joined by Matchu.
I am going out a few weeks early as its been going off in Cape Verde this winter and I need to get some sun.
Hope to see lots of you at the airport in march
In this cold weather you need something warm and full of energy straight after your session.
Apres is a new Hot Chocomalt recovery drink for sports & adventure which tastes delicious.
For a limited time you can get 10% discount in their online shop with discount code - pasty
Go to www.racewinning.com to find out more info and to purchase some sachets of this tasty beverage
I am really pleased to announce my first two coaching holidays of 2013 in conjunction with Sportif
Zanzibar 7th - 16th Feb 2013
Paje Beach in Zanzibar is an upcoming kitesurf destination with world class conditions. This trip is aimed at freeriders looking to improve their TT skills and have their first introduction to waves and riding a surfboard.
For more details click here
Boa Vista, Cape Verde 8th - 15th March 2013
Join us for this Kite Surfari to the amazing island of Boa Vista. This trip is aimed at people looking to improve their open sea riding whether boosting huge jumps or ripping the waves.
For more details click here
I hope to see many of you on these exciting Adventures. However you will have to be quick as strictly limited space to ensure a high level of personal coaching.
More details on my school website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/holidays.html
Round 1 = big choppy & raining
I am super pleased with my riding at One Eye this year finishing in 9th place only losing to event winner Patri in the non elimination Round 1 and then narrowly missing out to 3rd place finisher Sebastian in Round 5.
The highlights for me were beating local trials winner Jerome in round 2 as he absolutely kills it at his home spot and then beating 2 x World Champ Abel Lago in round 3.
The Barrel session on Saturday was also epic. By far the best hour i've ever had in the water doing any sport!
Out of the 2 weeks I was there we only had 2 days without wind and on these days the surf was epic. We found an amazing right on the south coast which was 8-10ft heaving barrels and the other day we surfed One eye for some amazing left hand barrels with only my friends.
On the water I used the 2013 North Rebels in sizes 6,7 & 9 and i can safely say these new kites are amazing. For boards on the smaller days I used the 2013 North Pro 6'2 and on the bigger days I used my Resin8 Shotgun 6'0 which i designed with Carl Welton specifically for One Eye after last year and it worked super well!
Surfing i used the North Pro, Resin8 Tokoro 6'3 and my trusty Ultimate Style 6'6.
Big congrats to all the winners especially Patri & Ninja for killing it and standing out from the other competitors every time they went on the water and a big up to Barrel Master Mauricio for taking out the Barrel comp. So pleased one of our crew won it ;)
Big thanks to North Kiteboarding for getting me there and to my other sponsors for their continued support- Ion, Freeriders, Resin8, Pasty Adventures.
Also thanks to the organizers for such a great event and the local crew at Club Mistral for being so friendly and helping our little crew out with anything we needed. You guys are awesome and make it such a great place to spend time ;)
Also I'd like to thank my family and friends for all the support they give my
me both when I'm away and at home.
I couldn't do it without you.
Loads of epic pics and vid coming soon.
I am super pleased to be going back to Cape Town this winter after too many years away and will be running 2 kitesurf wave coaching weeks.
All the details are up on the website http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/cape-town.html
Come and join me in the Cape of Good Fun and up your kitesurfing level this winter