Our 2014 Dakhla coaching holiday ran from 1st - 12th March. Arriving we were greeted with strong winds and had the first morning on the Lagoon at Dakhla Spirit Camp to assess the level and get used to the wind before moving to the beach break wave spot of Point d'lor in the afternoon. The following days we had amazing kitesurf wave conditions at Oum Laboiur the famous right had point situated near the town and the guys all learnt lots and started to really improve their kitesurfing in the waves.
Unfortunately on day 5 the wind dropped off and was not enough to kite so after a board chat we had a trip around the town exploring the markets and eating some great seafood.
Over the next 3 days the swell came back but not the wind so we went to surf at Arish, one of the best waves in the whole of Africa where you can ride for over 500m with 20 turns before walking back up the point and doing it all again. In the afternoons and evenings we covered all aspects of theory related to kitesurfing in waves.
On the final few days the wind started to come back in the afternoons enough for a few more lagoon sessions to polish off the tacks and gybes before the last day which saw head high perfection at Oum Laboiur again.
A great trip was had by all with amazing food, nice people, a great place to stay at the Surf House and action on all but one day. We were pretty unlucky with the wind as it had been blowing non-stop for 3 months, but that's the way it goes and we still had some great surf!
Stay tuned to the website and our Facebook page for news of our next Kitesurf Coaching Holiday and be sure to book early for Dakhla 2015.
Feedback so far-
'Golfers get lessons all the time. We spend thousands on kit and yrs making same mistakes. Lee teaches you to appreciate real strapless surfing and you can save money buying the right gear after! Really recommend for anyone into waves . I felt real improvement in just few days and was good fun'Mark Stephen
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
Finally mid October has produced some amazing Kitesurf conditions here in Cornwall. South swell and mostly south winds has seen some epic jumping sessions and teaching days at Marazion while Gwithian has been perfect for getting into waveriding with cross shore winds and waist to head high waves. This weekend we had 3 guys on a private wave coaching weekend and they all learnt lots, going from struggling to get out on sat morning to riding down the line by sunday afternoon. Great to see and even better that they all had the North Whip after my recommendations as it really is the best kitesurf production board out there ;)
Coming into the winter months we are still running beginner kitesurfing lessons in Cornwall right up until Christmas. We can also run private coaching or clinics in Waves or Twin Tip Freeride, check out whats available here and get in touch to discuss the best options for you.
In January and Feb we will be out in Cape Town and are available for Private coaching. Lee has been to the Cape for 4 winters so if you want to have a days guiding to get to know the spots or some coaching to improve while on your hols? Then we can help you out. Please email to discuss possible options.
In March we are running two Kitesurf Coaching weeks to Dakhla, Morocco.
Week 1 is Freeriding on the Lagoon with Week 2, Waves at the perfect right hand pointbreak of Oum Laboiur.
Price from £560 staying in the Ocean Spirit house, all meals, transfers etc. Excl. flights which are currently around £350. Limited space so be quick. Details here
Happy Kitesurfing and remember to stay safe, check your equipment and know your limits.
I hope to see you kitesurfing on a beach in Cornwall or on one of our Pasty Adventures kitesurf coaching holidays.
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
Interested in learning to kitesurf in Cornwall but not sure if you want to spend the money?
Then come along to the Pasty Cup, British Kitesurfing Racing Championships over the bank holiday weekend 25th - 26th may 2013 at Marazion near Penzance.
Over the course of the weekend you can check out the country's top kitesurfers and have a go at powerkite flying with our free kite taster sessions. Alongside the free lessons from qualified BKSA kitesurfing instructors we will also have plenty going on from our sponsors, including marine conservation info from the National Marine Aquarium, clothing on display from Hager-Vor and competitions to win great prizes as well as plenty of giveaways from Cornwall Tourism. We will also have Philps pasties available.
See you on Marazion beach in front of the Station House pub from 10am - 6pm both days.
Join Pasty Adventures for Kitesurfing lessons in Cornwall this Easter at Gwithian and Marazion.
Early season is the best time to learn with lots of space, good wind and best of all, new equipment from North Kiteboarding.
The water is still a little bit cold but not a problem, as we provide you with a winter wetsuit and all the equipment you need to keep safe and warm. All you need to bring on your beginner kitesurf lesson, is a towel, warm clothes and food for after and a lot of enthusiasm.
After your lesson we can help you out with new North Kitesurfing equipment at special prices thanks to our friends Westcountry Watersports so you can continue kitesurfing with the best kit through the summer.
Spaces are starting to fill so contact firstname.lastname@example.org by email or call 07814501920 to arrange your lesson asap to avoid missing out.
Check out Lee's highlight video from the first two years competing on the KSP World Tour.
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We still have a couple of spaces left on our exciting Kite Surfari to Boa Vista next month. If anyone is interested please contact email@example.com asap as flight prices are changing all the time and with a max number of 6 people, we don't want you to miss out.
Full details of the trip can be found here or simply go to our Holidays page.
Check out what we can expect in the video below from Edge watersports latest trip to Boa Vista.
With warm water (shortie needed on windy days) and constant 9-12m wind with hardly any other kiters, Boa Vista is the perfect place to improve your kitesurfing level with coaching from BKSA Coach - Lee Pasty Harvey
Cape Verde perfection
Had enough of the cold and want to improve your kitesurfing?
Join us in Boa Vista, Cape Verde from the 8th - 15th March 2013 for a magical kitesurfari.
Small groups will ensure loads of fun and quality coaching from BKSA Coach - Lee Harvey.
More details can be found on our holiday page
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