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We were in Ireland for the KSP World Tour Aer Lingus Pro at the end of October based at Achill Island on the West Coast and hosted by Pure Magic.
Unfortunately we got skunked with wind and waves meaning there was no final result. After 2 no results this year in Portugal and now Ireland and with no prize money on offer for the Maui event, this signals the end of Lee's World Tour campaign for 2012 with him currently lying in =13th on the IKA rankings.
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Despite the lack of wind and waves for the comp, we still found a couple of gems and had a lot of fun!
Thanks to Joe Cockle www.jnpevents.co.uk for the pics
Super pleased to announce that Lee finished in 9th place at the recent One Eye Pro in Mauritius. Only losing to event winner Patri in Round 1 and 3rd place finisher Sebastian in Round 5 its a superb result in pumping waves.
For a report and pics check out his blog http://www.leepasty.co.uk/1/post/2012/09/9th-ksp-one-eye.html
Lee is now back in Cornwall running kitesurfing lessons at Gwithian and Marazion after his 3 week adventure in Portugal for round 1 of the 2012 KSP World Tour.
Unfortunately the wind did'nt play ball after Lee dominated his Round 1 heat advancing straight to a round 3 match up with 2008 World Champ, Mitu Monteiro from Cape Verde. After hanging around all week, with the wind teasing and numerous heats starting and stopping, the event finally ended without a result as there were still 2 heats left to run in round 2.
Some great waves were had both surfing and kiting at some of Portugals numerous World class spots, with Lee making the most of being away from Cornwall in the sun and having the van to get around, taking with him some of the best kitesurfers and surfers in the World, such as Ozzie wiz kid, Keahi de Aboitiz and former ASP Top 44 surfer Pedro Henrique from Brasil.
Check out the small vid from the trip below.
Next up for the tour is Mauritius in September and you can be there amongst it while enjoying a week of top class coaching from Lee and 2011 womens One Eye Pro winner, Ninja the week before the event. More details in the Holiday pages
Lee is currently in Portugal competing on the Kite Surf Pro World Tour and dominated his 1st round heat on sunday moving into round 3 and matching up with former World Champ, Mitu Monteiro. Check out all of the action from round 1 and be sure to tune in live for the rest of the comp at www.kspworldtour.com
So far its been a great adventure with some cracking waves at numerous spots and a great night out in Lisbon at the Volvo Ocean Race. chack out some of the pics and the highlight video. More to come soon. Make sure you like my fan page on facebook Lee Harvey to stay up to date with everything thats going on in my world.
Meanwhile Blake is running kitesurfing lessons at Marazion and Gwithian, Cornwall and with the weather now warmed up and the wind blowing its the perfect time to learn to kitesurf in cornwall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book in.
After an amazing 3 weeks here in Peru and placing 9th at the KSP Pacasmayo Pro, I am now sat in lima waiting for my flight home.
Got some amazing photos which will be up on my personal site and in the mags soon.
Looking like its going to be perfect for our first wave clinic this saturday 12th so if youve booked a spot I will be in touch to confirm on wednesday. There are still a couple of places left for the next clinis on the 26th nov so be quick and improve your wave skills this winter.
Also time is running out to book your spot on our Cape Verde wave adventure in January so be quick.
So I'm here in Mauritius for the 1st stop of the KSP World Tour and what an amzing place it is here in Le Mourne on the south west tip of the island paradise in the indian ocean. Unfortunately I went out the comp in round 2 as wasn't able to find a decent 2nd wave and kept getting closed down on as i pulled into the barrel but the forecast is looking amazing and it looks like they will run a super session or best tube ride on the weekend so still plenty to come and stay tuned for the finals today with myself in the commentary booth at www.kspworldtour.com
I am so impressed with the set up here of flat water inside the lagoon and 2 waves outside on the reef that I am looking at running a trip here next year in conjunction with my sponsors for this event www.sportif.travel
check my round 2 heat here http://www.livestream.com/extremience/video?clipId=pla_6a24ecc3-34bd-4183-b302-1a83f3b32dd9&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb
Kitesurfer, Lee joins the Worlds elite
Lee Harvey aka Pasty from Penzance, Cornwall has been selected to compete on the Kite Surf Pro world tour. An extensive voting process was initiated by the International Kiteboarding Association, involving National Kite Associations, the panel of judges and wave riders committee, the IKA industry partners and the world’s kitesurfing media who were asked to submit their Top 15 male and Top 8 Female kitesurf wave riders. These are then added to the 7 pre qualified male riders bringing together the World’s Top 22 male and 8 females to battle out for the 2011 World Kite Surfing crown in the best waves on the planet. The only other UK rider to be selected was 3 x Women’s World Wave champion, Kirsty Jones from Wales.
Lee says; ‘I am so stoked to be recognised as one of the best wave riders in the world with a kite and can’t wait to fly the Cornish flag at the best spots in the World. To be listed alongside the sports superstars, is amazing and gives me extra motivation to train hard and represent my country as best as I possibly can. Hopefully I’ll be bringing the World title home to Penzance for Christmas.’
The first stop of the tour is in Mauritius in September, then goes to Peru in October and finally Cape Verde in December where the World Champion will be crowned in the famous right hand point break of Ponta Preta.
Lee is now in need of sponsors to help with the travel costs. If you are interested or can help, please contact lee by email- email@example.com to discuss which level of sponsorship is best suited to you or your business.
More info can be found at www.leepasty.co.uk and www.kspworldtour.com
Lee is sponsored by North Kiteboarding, Newave, 9 bar, Wiley X eyewear and Freeriders surf shop.