Here is my latest video from Kitesurf Foiling at Gwithian and Marazion in West Cornwall during summer 2016.
Riding on North Kites and Ketos Foils with the Ketos Pocket board and Fastafoil custom race board.
Only 90 seconds long but I hope you like it and it gives you a buzz to give kitesurfing and kitefoiling a go this year.
For beginner kitesurf lessons and kitefoiling coaching in Cornwall give us a shout
Big thanks to my sponsors North Kiteboarding, ION, Ketos Foils, Blake Evans and Jan Bowden for filming.
See you on the water.
Pasty Adventures Autumn Clinics 2016
If you are looking to improve your kitesurfing, Pasty Adventures Kitesurf School have some great clinics coming up in Cornwall.
Run by BKSA Coach and British Champion, Lee Harvey each clinic is aimed at improving your level using real time demos via a speaker system and 2 way headsets.
28th August - KITEFOIL Clinic at Marazion
This clinic is for people that can ride on the foil and want to nail turns and transitions, as well as start ripping upwind and downwind at speed.
Ketos Foils and North Kites will be available to test.
17th September – Intro to Wave, Gwithian or Marazion
If you are just starting to ride a surfboard, this is the clinic for you.
North kites and boards available to test.
1st October – Wave Clinic, Gwithian
This clinic is for people who are comfortable riding the surfboard in the waves and want to improve their turns and overall wave ability.
For more info including back up dates, please see the website-
The weekend of 11th and 12th June, Lee competed in the 2016 British Kitefoil Championships take place at the Edge Cup in Exmouth.
Run by 5 times World Champion, Steph Bridge the event attracted top international riders as well as the best racers in Britain, making a fleet of 42 kitesurfers, competing for the £5000 prize pot and various titles.
With light winds of 6-8 mph on Saturday the racing was tense at the front of the pro fleet with World No. 2 Olly Bridge taking out 4 wins out of 4. With a few rescues in the Am fleet as the wind dropped off towards evening, racing was called off for the day with promise of more wind and sunshine on Sunday.
Sunday came with sunshine and variable breeze of 10 - 12 mph that allowed 2 races before the wind switched offshore and due to the tide made it impossible to race anymore.
Lee finished in 7th place overall and 4th in the British Nationals.
1st Olly Bridge
2nd Guy Bridge
3rd Florian Gruber (GER)
I was very happy with my result amongst the top international riders and was getting faster with every race, even beating Gunner Binash who was using the new Ozone R1 V2 in the last race.
I would like to thank my sponors- Ketos Foil, North, Fastafoil and Ion for the support and look forward to working on new race wings and getting faster before my next event.
Thanks to Steph and all the Edge Watersports crew for running another amazing event.
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
For Kitefoiling lessons and coaching click here
Although it has been a very cold spring we have still had some amazing conditions for Learning to Kitesurf at Marazion.
Our private lessons have been very successful with the use of the new BBTalkin 2 way headsets. This has greatly improved the speed of learning and all the students that have used them have been extremely happy with some great feedback.
We are using them on all private beginner lessons and coaching sessions. Check out our full range of courses here.
This year we are also using the new North Mono 1 strut kite which has really impressed us with its ease of use and water relaunch. The light weight also means it has lots of power for its size and well as being super friendly in the small sizes. For 2016 we have the full range of North Neos, Evos and Mono kites ensuring we have the right tools for the job.
We are also pleased to now be using ION products in the school and Lee has signed on to the UK Team. Check out the full range at www.ion-products.com
With summer approaching now is the time to start getting to grips with Foiling and maximise your water time while experiencing one of the greatest thrills you can get on the water.
We are please to be one of the only fully qualified and insured kite schools in the UK to teach Kite Foiling and with Marazion and Mounts Bay we have one of the greatest locations for Hydrofoiling in the World. Check out our Foil lesson packages here
Have a great summer and we hope to see you on the water in sunny Cornwall at some point. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latests news and happenings from our World.
If you are in need of some new Kitesurf equipment check out our Kitesurfing shop, where you will find unbeatable packages from North Kiteboarding, KiteFoiling setups, Kite Surf boards and New & Used Bargains!
Have Fun and Stay Safe
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
We are looking for a Freelance BKSA Kitesurf instructor to work for the 2016 season and possibly beyond.
We take pride in offering the highest quality lessons and coaching.
If you want to improve your teaching skills along with your personal kiting on the best kitesurf beaches in the UK.
Email your c.v with covering letter to - email@example.com
Join us in Cape Town on a Wave coaching week with a friend and save £50 each off the price!
Our wave coaching weeks running on 25th - 29th January and 8th - 12th February are for kitesurfers looking to get into waves and also for anyone who enjoys wave riding and wants to improve their skills while having a lot of fun in one of the best kitesurf locations in the world.
With over 10 different spots located in close proximity to each other and consistent wind, Cape Town really is a kiters dream. The weeks are full of coaching but also offer lots of benefits for anyone who wants to kitesurf in the southern ocean waves, such as-
Aside from the kiting there is so much to do, winetours, Table Mountain, wildlife, culture and this year you can join in the Virgin Armada which is the last weekend in January or watch the Red Bull King of the Air which will run at some point over the end of Jan start of Feb.
This will be my seventh winter in Cape Town with January and February always being the best months as its not so busy and the wind settles down into a more predictable pattern.
With the forecast looking amazing with SE every day next week and good head high waves, I am super excited to get back to the Cape of Good Fun!
Come onto one of our Wave Coaching weeks with a friend and save £50 each which makes it only £200 per person.
Limited space available so be quick to avoid disappointment.
If you cannot make the dates for the coaching weeks we offer private coaching and guiding throughout the whole of Feb and half of March.
More details on the website include accommodation, car hire and flight info - http://www.pastyadventures.co.uk/cape-town.html
I hope to see you there. Please email with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
This winter we are super excited to be going back to Cape Town again for our 7th time.
Cape Town is a mecca for kitesurfing with the regular south easter known as the Cape Doctor howling most days. Table View and Big Bay are the main areas for kiting with lots of space and some great waves making it the perfect area to improve your riding.
We are running some KiteWave coaching weeks in January and February where you get 5 days of coaching with BKSA coach and British champion Lee Harvey. At only £250 spaces are filling fast, find all the details here.
Everyone on our Wave Coaching Weeks will receive a voucher for one free section of the new Progression Kitesurfing Instructional Series. Find more info on the Progression website.
If you can't make the full coaching weeks or simply want a days private coaching then I am available from mid Jan until early March. Prices from £100 for half a day including use of the latest BBTalkin 2 way headsets. Get in touch to make a plan to suit your needs-
Want to get away from Table View for a day and ride some different waves with no one else around? We offer Guiding days for up to 4 people and can take you to some amazing spots with great waves. With experience gained from Kiting, Surfing and Windsurfing all over the Cape since 1999 we know what conditions turn on these special places wether up the West Coast or down the Point, get in touch and ride waves like the one above :)
For more info email email@example.com
This years Pasty Cup in Mounts Bay, Cornwall is being combined with coaching from BKSA coach Lee Harvey and will also involve people interested parties who will be checking out how we go and learning about safety as well as making a video.
The plan is to have coaching on saturday morning followed by 3 races for the Pasty Cup saturday afternoon and 3 races sunday morning followed by long distance training after lunch.
This event is open to everyone who has raced before and wants to improve with coaching and also have some quality racing!
Due to outgoing costs this will only run if enough people book in so please send your details asap to firstname.lastname@example.org
Price is £50 which will simply cover the boat costs.
we will meet at Marazion on Saturday 4th August at 9am. more details will be sent once you are registered.
Lets show everyone that Kitesurfing is ready and the right board sport for Rio 2016!!!!
Thats it we are Olympic! now all the hard work starts but hopefully we will now be able to get funding?
to get involved, have lessons or train with me, please email email@example.com
below is the official statement from the ISAF council meeting-
The International Sailing
Federation (ISAF) has confirmed
the final event and equipment selections
for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing
The ISAF Council voted
that Kiteboarding will replace
windsurfing for the men's and women's board
events and confirmed the equipment
that will be used for the Women's Skiff
and Mixed Multihull Events.
Mackay FX, referred to as the 49er
FX, was selected yesterday as the two person
women's skiff and today the
Nacra 17 joins the Olympic equipment family after
being selected for the
two person mixed multihull event.
The 49er FX
received the majority
of votes from the ISAF Council in the first round after
the six evaluation
trial entries were narrowed down to just three; the 29erXX,
the RS900 and
the 49er FX.
There was an equally animated debate on the
morning of the Council meeting at this year's ISAF Mid-Year Meeting to
decide the equipment to be selected for the mixed multihull event. After
discussing the recommendations from the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment
Committee and the Events Committee, Council voted between the Nacra 17 and the
Viper with the Nacra 17 securing the majority.
The final discussion
the events and equipment for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition was
men's and women's board events with Council voting in favour or
In November 2011 an evaluation group was appointed to
examine kiteboarding formats with the board events for Rio 2016 defined as
'windsurfing and/or kiteboarding'. The Evaluation Group recommended that
kiteboarding be included in the ISAF Event family including the ISAF
World Cup and the ISAF Sailing World Championships but Council went
further and selected Kiteboarding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing
The ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee
and make further recommendations to Council on the
implementation of the
inclusion of kiteboarding at their meeting in
November 2012 at the ISAF Annual
ISAF President Göran
Petersson said, "These announcements
mark a new era for sailing and we
welcome the new classes into the ISAF family.
The equipment selections have
fulfilled the criteria set out by the Evaluation
Panel and we look forward
to seeing the boats not only at the Rio 2016 Olympic
Games, but the ISAF
Sailing World Cup and ISAF Sailing World
"Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be
included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition
to the sailing programme for the 2016 Olympic Games."
The events to
contested at the 2016 Olympic Games are confirmed as:
Men's One Person Dinghy -
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's One Person Dinghy
(heavy) - Finn
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's skiff - 49er FX
Multihull - Nacra 17
These ten events will be featured in the
ISAF Sailing World Cup which kicks off in Melbourne in December
and will come
together in Santander, Spain in 2014 for the ISAF Sailing
ISAF Council also approved applications from
C) and Vietnam (Group K) for full member status.