For a full write up and some amazing pics check out his blog-
Back in December 2013, Lee Harvey aka Pasty of Pasty Adventures Kitesurfing School in Hayle, kitesurfed 20ft waves at the notorious Cribbar located off Towan Headland in Newquay.
For a full write up and some amazing pics check out his blog-
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey of Pasty Adventures Kitesurfing School in Hayle, Cornwall has become British Kitesurfing Wave Champion after a week of testing conditions in Tiree, Scotland for the British Kitesports Wavemasters.
Big congrats on bringing the Title back to its rightfull home in Cornwall!
Read a full report in his blog http://www.leepasty.co.uk/1/post/2013/09/british-kitesports-wavemasters-tiree-16th-21st-september-2013-write-up.html
Check out the latest video from Hayle Kitesurfer, Lee Pasty Harvey competing on the KSP World Kitesurf Wave Tour in 2011 & 2012.
For kitesurfing lessons with Lee at Gwithian & Marazion, Kitesurf clinics in Cornwall & Kite Coaching Holidays in some of the best places in the World visit his school Pasty Adventures
BKSA Coach and World No. 10, Lee 'Pasty' Harvey has set up a new kitesurf coaching technique blog. The focus of this blog is to give people tips and advice using video and pictures to break down maneuvers allowing you to grasp each segment in stages.
With winter now fully locked in the focus is on wave technique with race tips and freeriding in the summer. If you want anyting particular covered then you can contact lee be email email@example.com or you can come for a kitesurf coaching session or kitesurf clinic at lee's school Pasty Adventures.
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KSP World Tour 2012
Round 1- Cascais Pro, Guincho, Portugal
Lee ‘Pasty’ Harvey recently drove down to Portugal for the first stop on the 2012 Kite Surf Pro Tour at Guincho near Lisbon.
After a pretty miserable winter on the wave front in Cornwall, I travelled out a week early to get some practise in the famous howling winds of Guincho armed with a full quiver of North kites from 12 down to 5m. An epic session at Buracos on the way down followed by a few windy days, one even on the 5 and when it was time for the comp to start, I was feeling confident on a good result and start the year off well on achieving my goal of bettering my 2011 rank of 10th.
So the first day of competition saw no wind but waking on the Sunday, it looked promising wit good waves and little cloud. The wind was up and down all day but we finally started around 3pm. I was up in heat 3 and dominated my heat riding on the 6’0 Wam and 12m Fuse against Chilean ripper and ranked 7th, Juan Pablo and Mark Moore from Canada. This meant I advanced into round 3 and a match up against Mitu Monteiro which I was really looking forward to. In the next few heats the wind gradually dropped until it was called in heat 5.
The next few days were super light with heat 5 being run 3 more times until it eventually counted. By the end of the week it was looking like we may not have time to finish due to the poor forecast so the organisers decided to run round 2 of the men’s and women’s simultaneously. With only a few hours of good wind, this was unfortunately still not enough and I didn’t get to fight against Mitu and we were left with no result and equal points.
The closing party was held in the city of Cascais at the Citadel, which was great fun and awards were given out for the highest wave scores for both men and women.
Still I had a great time yet again in Portugal with some amazing waves and super friendly people. You can check out my video of the trip including some spots before and after the comp below.
I would like to thank- Mum, Dad & Tara for helping towards fuel costs and all of my sponsors for keeping me going with kit throughout the year- North, Resin8, West, FCS, Freeriders, BKSA.
Stay tuned to my website www.leepasty.co.uk where you can also like my Facebook fan page to stay up to date with all my adventures. Next up Mauritius in September for the One Eye Pro.
Watergate Bay, Round 2 BKSA Nationals
Last weekend was the 2nd round of the British Race series,
With a 2.9 swell forecast and 20 knots wind, we all knew we were in for a treat with the course racing on the first day held at Watergate Bay in Cornwall. Unfortunately the committee boat did not make the journey to the venue so everything was run from the back of a jet ski which raised a few eye brows but we battled on and did the job anyway.
All the top names were there, world champion Steph Bridge, 2010 British Champion Callum Edge, Cornish legend Lee “Pasty” Harvey and of course myself Denzil Williams. This event was combining National Round 2 of Course racing with surfboard racing and a Wavejam, so it all kicked off with Racing in the challenging conditions, the start line was between the bksa truck on the beach and the start buoy on the water which just so happened to be extremely close to where the waves were breaking, making the start extremely tricky, it was a case of either starting in the impact zone of the waves with plenty of speed or to stay out of the impact zone and drop in at the last moment, most people tended to go with the later.
I was racing on the rrd K65 it is last years race board and I felt a bit lonely having a 4 fin setup compared to every other rider using the more modern 3 fin, less drag setup but the K65 is a great board to ride that I found very quick to get the hang of riding and still proved to be a good board.
The first race of the day started with just Ollie Bridge crossing over the start line on the green flag, with most of the fleet crossing over closer to the beach quite a while afterwards! It was all a lack of communication and misunderstanding which led to confusion on whether the race was running, later it was decided to discard this race.
The rest of the races started without hitches and race 2 started with most of the pack close together but then Ollie Bridge took the lead and kept it, most riders were on around 9m kites and their dedicated race boards, which were mainly north, RRD and a Aguera Board. Ollie finished 1st with myself in 2nd. The 3rd race of the day saw a similar start with the pack together but then there was a lull soon after the start and while tacking Ollie and Steph Bridge managed to tangle their kites leaving Callum, Pasty and myself jostling for the result, Callum was in front for most of the race until the final downwind leg, he was in front, then Pasty followed by me but to Callum’s disappointment he crashed halfway down to the finish line, Pasty caught up with myself really close but then Pasty suffered the same fate as Callum allowing myself to slip by him, finally Callum took the last gybe slightly too wide allowing me to slip in front of him and wining by about 2 feet, so close and a real good fighting finish.
That ended the days racing and the wavejam began with 3 heats of riders with the top 2 progressing through to the final, being marked on overall impression on the waves, the conditions were not the greatest with onshore winds messing the waves up but the riders made the most of what was on offer.
I saw some very nice tricks being made and tried on the water, notable was Pasty’s strapless backroll and Callum going for a 180 hop to blind and then trying to spin out but biting the dust/sea! In the end Pasty took 1st place with me coming in 2nd, I missed who came in 3rd place that day.
The forecast was for stronger winds and a bigger swell which in the end led to the racing being cancelled due to unsafe conditions but a second wavejam was held in the even more onshore conditions than the day before. Pasty was not quite so on form today and got knocked out in his 1st heat while stand out riders Alex Hapgood, Sean Facey, Neil Harper and myself making it through to the final. It was a 15 minute final with all the riders making the effort to get out back for the larger cleaner waves to make the bigger impression on the judges, Sean was riding exceptionally well and I saw him catch a considerable large wave just as the heat started and Alex seemed to be charging all the time with good solid riding, Neil always seemed to be out the back I guess he was going for the big guns while I mixed it all up with quite a few out the back big waves and also selecting some smaller clean waves that materialized on the inside.
In the end it was Sean 1st, myself 2nd and Neil in 3rd.
At the prize giving they combined the scores of the wavejam so overall the results were
1st Denzil Williams
2nd Lee Pasty
3rd Joint - Neil Harper/Alex Hapgood
1st Denzil Williams
2nd Lee ‘Pasty’ Harvey
3rd Callum Edge
Thanks to Denzil for the write up!
Hayle's, Lee 'Pasty' Harvey has been busy on the videos of late, including a nice one of him kitesurf the waves of west cornwall and testing out the new equipment from North. for all his latest vids check out his website www.leepasty.co.uk
below is 1 we really like. Enjoy ;)
Here is a little vid of my day on 19th Jan 2012.
Hope you enjoy this little insight into my World of work and Kitesurfing in Cornwall.
Stay tuned for plenty more to come on my personal website www.leepasty.co.uk
Penzance kitesurfer and owner of Pasty Adventures Kitesurf School, Lee Harvey finished 2011 in 10th place on the KSP World Championship Tour which put together the best kite wave riders in the best waves.
With a disappointing result of 17th at the first tour stin the huge waves of Mauritius in Sept, where Lee was knocked out by just 0.3 points, the Tour then moved onto Peru and the longest kiteable wave in the World at Pacasmayo. Lee charged hard and went through to the quarter finals where he lost by just 0.45 of a point to the 3rd place finisher from Mauritius, Mauricio Padreira (Brasil). This gave Lee a respectable 9th place finish and the highest single wave score of the comp of 8.5 out of a possible 10 points.
The final tour stop of 2011 was in Cabo Verde, where unfortunately the waves didn't deliver and the event was called during Lee's round 1 heat which he was winning by an impressive 4.5 points over riders who were higher up the rankings.
The was a big disappointment for Lee as Cape Verde was on his preferred front side right hand waves and he was looking good for a least a Top 5 finish to move up the years World Rankings.
Still 10th in the World for Cornwalls most respected all round waterman and plenty to work on for the 2012 World Tour.
Lee is desperately in need of sponsors to help with travel costs for the 2012 tour and can be contacted via his personal website www.leepasty.co.uk where you can also see full write ups from the tour and Lees adventures.
Check this out- the BWS crew on why a kite should be part of every surfers quiver.
If you want to have lessons and learn to kite surf in cornwall contact www.pastyadventures.co.uk West Cornwalls only BKSA recognised school.