This weekend saw the Legend of the Bay event being run for the 2nd time at Watergate Bay near Newquay. In this unique event athletes compete in Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding to find the best overall waterman who claims the titleof Legend of the Bay.
As in 2013 Lee dominated the kitesurfing side of the event with the qualifiers held on saturday 18th april in tricky offshore conditions. Despite the small waves Pasty perfomed some powerful and stylish turns to advance to the final without losing a heat.
The final of the kite was held on sunday 19th april in much different conditions, a light sideshore wind with double overhead waves, Lee again dominated with some high scoring rides to take the win infront of Josh Coombes in 2nd and Neal Gent 3rd.
In the SUP side of the event, held on Sunday, things were a little different with the conditions showing everyone who was boss with 8ft closeout sets making the paddle out somehwhat tricky at times.
Lee managed to make it to the quarter finals and 9th place to give him 3rd Overall while Newquay locals Dom Moore and Josh Coombes made it all the way to the final. With Dave Ewer nailing so awesome rides he took the win while Dom battled into 2nd place with Josh unable to get a 2nd scoring ride and ending up 4th. This left Dom and Josh tied for the overall title and making it a 1,2,3 for Cornwall.
Well done to all the winners and everyone for surviving in some very challenging surf on Sunday!
pics by Keira Ridel
Lee 'Pasty' Harvey placed 1st in kitesurfing, 14th sup and 4th overall in the recent BKSA BSUP Legends of the Bay event at Watergate Bay, Cornwall.
For a write up check out Lee's blog at www.leepasty.co.uk
Over the weekend 16-18 April the first round of the BKSA Tour was held at Watergate Bay.
In super light winds Lee placed 3rd in the course racing with Denzil 2nd and Jason 1st.
With the sea the flattest it could have been the Wave Jam was cancelled and they were lucky to get 2 races in on saturday in a measley 8mph of wind. Fingers crossed for more wind at the next round to help Lee on his quest for 2 British Titles in 2010.