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
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
Why come on a Pasty Adventures coaching holiday when there are so many pro riders offering clinics?
We are pleased to announce our first two coaching holidays of 2013.
Both holidays are being run by Sportif, the UK's kitesurfing and windsurfing holiday specialists with kitesurf coaching from BKSA Coach and World Tour rider Lee Harvey.
Zanzibar 7th - 16th Feb. Join us for a freeride and intro to waves coaching holiday in this up and coming Island paradise off the east coast of Africa.
Boa Vista 8th - 15th March. We are really pleased to be going back to Cape Verde to explore the amazing island of Boa Vista.
For all the details go to our Holidays page
Here is the video from our recent coaching holiday.
Dakhla Coaching Holiday 2012
As soon as the snow started to fall on sat 4th Feb, it was time for Lee ‘Pasty’ Harvey and his 6 Adventurer’s, Tim, Paul, Ken, Brendan, Steve and Guy, to travel way south to the Desert Oasis of Dakhla, Morocco. Amidst the chaos of flights being cancelled and the snow on the roads we made it safely out of the UK on Sunday and into Casablanca in time for a trip down town to the Mosque and a bite to eat. Arriving into Dakhla at night we went straight to Ocean Vagabond and had our first taste of the great food we were set to enjoy for the rest of the week.
Monday dawned a tad chilly with easterly winds of around 25-35 mph which meant we stayed on the lagoon and looked at technique of controlling gusts and staying upwind. Evening theory followed before an amazing fish supper.
Tuesday was a bit more like what we were expecting. A chilly start soon warmed up with much more constant northerly winds blowing down the lagoon. We worked on surfboard technique and carves on 9m kites. We finished the morning with a follow my leader session which looked great to all who were watching as the 7 of us carved our way down the lagoon for 2kms before riding back upwind in a long line. For the afternoon we went to the wave spot of Oum Laboiur, which was breaking perfectly in the 2-3 foot range with sideshore winds perfect for our 9s. As the afternoon went on the waves started picking up and got a bit much for some of the less experienced, leading to a couple of rescues while the 2 more experienced wave riders were having a ball!
Wednesday was another wave day with Tim and me sneaking off for a morning surf at the secret cliff spot, followed by a cracking afternoon kite wave session at Oum Laboiur with Steve and Tim who were really looking at concentrating on the wave side. We looked at riding technique, including fading and using the waves to get upwind and scoring some great rides, sharing the spot with only 3 other windsurfers. Meanwhile back at the lagoon, the others put to practise all they had learnt the day before. We finished the day with an evening theory session, looking at waves, tides and weather systems before yet another fantastic meal.
Thursday was another day for all. Looking at toeside riding and pops for the 3 freeriders. Tacks and gybes for the 3 surfboarders on the lagoon in the morning along with self launching and landing. We then went back to the wave spot for the last bit of the remaining swell with all 3 wave heads, having some great rides and learning lots about surfing right handers with a kite.
Friday was a pretty calm in the morning, leading the guys to rig their 12s, but by the time we had finished the demos, it was howling 30knts + and everyone had to change down to their smallest kites. We looked at pop, jumps, carves and backrolls, with everyone getting air, some for the first time! The evening video feedback was full of screams, laughs and excitement as all were telling the tales of the day, and able to see themselves doing it all on camera.
Saturday was the last full day on the water. We moved on from Friday by looking at bigger jumps, frontrolls, and transitions. The afternoon was time for a photoshoot and encouraged everyone to put their new found skills to the test. A few aches and pains from the day were washed down that evening with a few drinks and laughs.
Sunday and with the flight time in the evening we had a full day to chill out or kite if we wanted. As the wind was light 12m weather most didn’t bother and instead got the sand out of their kit. At lunch we discussed any further topics and in the afternoon, I ran through some detailed rescue scenarios, which everyone found very interesting and useful, although I hope they will never have to use them!
All in all everyone had a great week, learnt lots and stayed healthy as we hardly drank any alcohol and ate amazingly healthy food thanks to the cooks at Ocean Vagabond. All the guys tried out the new range of North surfboards with the Whip being the favourite, closely followed by the X surf strapless and the Nugget being called a bar of soap (although it’s my fave for flat water!).
Big thanks to everyone for coming and making it a great week along with the amazing feedback.
Special mention goes to Paul for pushing the hardest! Movie of the trip coming soon.
Thanks to Sportif for organising the trip, Sebastian and all the crew at Ocean Vagabond for the amazing food and rooms, Jason and the Skyriders Team for the occaisional rescues on the lagoon, North Kiteboarding for the demo boards and T-shirts and Splashography for the logo.
Our next Adventure is an Improver camp in Safaga, Egypt in march, then a Wave Epic in Mauritius start of September. Spring Gwithian wave clinic is Saturday 24thMarch.
Full details on the website www.pastyadventures.co.uk
I would also like to thanks my sponsors-
North kiteboarding, Resin8 surfboards, West wetsuits, Freeriders, Wiley X & FCS
Cheers and see you on the water soon.
We are now closed for lessons in Cornwall and are putting all our efforts into making our 2 coaching holidays in Dakhla,Morocco end of jan and in Sagafa, Egypt in mid feb the best holiday you have ever been on and a true Pasty Adventure. Running in conjunction with www.sportif.travel you can be sure to get the best service from the market leaders and the best coaching from Lee himself. More details on the Holidays page.
Hope to see you in the warm soon.
Have a great christmas and a safe new year.
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
I am super pleased to announce that Sportif, the UKs leading kitesurfing and windsurfing holiday company are sponsoring my flights to Mauritius for the first stop of the KSP World Championship wave tour.
Having Sportif on board organising my flights has meant that I can concentrate on my training and getting my boards and kites ready for the first tour stop. The One Eye Pro being held at the fabulous Indian Ocean Resort at Le Mourne, Mauritius.
I cannot thank them enough and look forward to working with Sportif more in the future.
If you want to come and spectate or ride amongst the best wave kiters in the world then Sportif are doing a special deal for the event, but spaces are limited so be quick.
If Septembers not a good time for you to go away, check out their website for holidays to all of the top watersports destinations in the world with the markets leaders in sports holidays- Sportif.
SPECIAL TRAVEL OFFER
9 nights All Inclusive 21 Sept – 01 Oct 11. WAS £1695 NOW £1495 (£200 OFF!)*
*Book by 31 August 2011. Subject to availability.
Price includes return flights from UK, transfers and twin share accommodation
on All Inclusive Basis.
LAND ONLY package (without flights) available.
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I would also like to thank- North Kiteboarding, Queens Basement Hair & Beauty and the BKSA for helping towards the cost of entrance fees and lodgings in Mauritius.
Stay tuned to www.leepasty.co.uk and www.kspworldtour.com for all the news and updates from Mauritius and the rest of the Tour.
Let’s show the world what wave riding with a kite is all about!
I am open to offers of sponsorship for the next KSP tour stop in Peru in October; help me to fly the flag for the UK and Cornwall, competing on one of the longest waves in the world.
Stay safe and have fun!