While the last month has been mostly too windy to Kitesurf in Cornwall, out here in Cape Town it has been unusually quiet on the wind front meaning we have had to hunt for other wind or wait for the SE Cape Doctor to come in late in Table View.
Still we have had some amazing sessions, check out this write up by myself and Danny Morrice along with some awesome pics from a NW day at Witsands on Kiteworld -http://www.kiteworldmag.com/features/sessions-cape-of-good-fun/
Please also watch Part 1 of my 3 part Cape Town video series below-
Just over a week left in South Africa now then I am off to Morocco to prepare for our upcoming Coaching Holiday in Dakhla. Still have space so don't miss out on this amazing deal contact me by email today. All details on the trip here.
We are back in Cornwall end of March after the PKRA World Tour Wave comp in Dakhla and will be open for Kitesurf Lessons as soon as conditions are good. We will also be running a Refresher and Wave Clinic at Marazion/Gwithian in April. Details will be out soon!
Take care and stay safe.
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Here we are coming to the end of my 3rd week in Cape Town and we have only had 2 days without any action on the water which meant we could be cheesy tourists for a day;)
Although its not been as windy as normal with the Cape Doctor (se wind) mostly turning up late in the day, we have had some great conditions for kite wave riding and also a few days of epic surf down the point. I'm staying at the super nice Cape Town Kite Club and recommend anyone coming to South Africa to stay here as it is right in Big Bay within a 2 minute walk of the beach, restaurants, pubs and shops with all the facilities on hand including an indoor Braii (bbq) and lovely swimming pool which is perfect for cooling off in whilst waiting for the wind.
Last week we had the South African Kite Tour event at Big Bay where I placed 4th in the waves, losing in the semis to event winner and 3 time SA Champ, Luke McGillewie who was the only other competitior riding strapless in the challenging close out waves. Still a great event with some awesome riding in the Freestyle final by Jonno and Ozzie wowing the crowds.
While out here I am super pleased to be involved with a new Kitesurf Wave Coaching series from Progression which is due for release towards the end of the year. Be sure to Like their page on facebook to stay up to date with how its going and to see some teaser clips. Below is our first test with the amazing FS700 super slow mo camera on a NW day down the point at pumping Witsands.
Be sure to follow Pasty Adventures on Facebook to see all the news and pics from our time out here in the Cape of Good Fun!
Have you checked out our upcoming Kitesurf Holiday in Dakhla 1st - 12th March. Currently still have space, click here for more details.
Thanks for reading, stay safe and Happy Kiting :)
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
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
Forecast is perfect for kitesurfing lessons from this Sunday 28th July and for the early part of next week for Marazion. We currently have space for BKSA kitesurf lessons & courses. As West Cornwalls only bksa recognised school you can be assured we use the latest instruction techniques and are fully insured.
We Lee currently ranked no. 1 for waves and 2nd for kitesurf racing in the UK you can also be assured you are learning with the best!
Check out our kitesurf courses or call Lee on 07814501920 for more info
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.
Lee Pasty training in front of St Michales mount
Pasty Cup 25th – 26th May 2013. British Kitesurf Racing Championships. Marazion, Cornwall
Excitement is building with 2 weeks to go until the Pasty Cup sponsored by The National Marine Aquarium, The Seiners Arms & Philps pasties at Marazion, Cornwall over the bank holiday weekend 25-26 May.
The Pasty Cup is the 1st of 4 events counting towards the 2013 British Kitesurf Racing Championships.
Kitesurf Racing is the fastest form of sailing around an upwind/downwind course using big colourful kites over a mile long course set as close to the shore as conditions allow. Riders reach speeds up to 30mph, racing in winds ranging from 6-30 mph. In the event of wind in excess of 30mph the Kernow King of the Air event will run, where competitors are judged on jumping as high as possible with style. A spectacle not to be missed!
Organiser Lee Harvey of Pasty Adventures kitesurfing school states:
‘I am pleased to announce the country’s top racers are confirmed such as, 3 times British Champion - Denzil Williams. 2012 Pasty Cup, British & youth World Champion – Olly Bridge along with his mum, women’s World No.1 & 4 x World Champ – Steph Bridge from Exmouth.
Alongside the known racers with have some new names in the Race fleet and with entries also coming in for the Open Fleet we are expecting a great turn out for 2 days of fast and furious racing in what I strongly believe is the best kitesurfing location in Britain. The inclusion of Kernow King of the Air, means whatever the weather we will have competition running over both days with plenty for spectators to come and enjoy.’
Come along to Marazion and check out the Pasty Cup over the Bank Holiday weekend and you can even have a go at powerkite flying.
All the details can be found on the website www.pastyadventures.co.uk/events
If you are thinking of entering then download the entry form here and send back before 17th May to avoid the late fee.
To start the 2013 season off we are offering 10% discount off Beginner kitesurfing lessons in Cornwall during March and April 2013.
Lessons run at Gwithian or Marazion depending on wind direction.
Pasty Adventures is West Cornwall's only BKSA recognised school and we use the latest equipment from North Kiteboarding.
To take up this offer contact email@example.com
Terms & conditions apply.
To view the all the kitesurfing courses available click here
This offer is also available as a voucher.
We still have a couple of spaces left on our exciting Kite Surfari to Boa Vista next month. If anyone is interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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