Cornish Kitesurfer Joins World’s Elite
West Cornwall wave kitesurfer Lee Harvey, aka Pasty has been selected to compete on the Kite Surf Pro world tour.
The Penzance kitesurfer was selected after extensive voting by members of the International Kiteboarding Association, 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 three times Women’s World Wave champion Kirsty Jones from Wales.
Lee said “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 sponsored by North Kiteboarding, Wiley X eyewear and Freeriders surf shop but now needs additional sponsors to help with the travel costs to compete on the world tour. If you are interested or can help, please contact lee by email- firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss which level of sponsorship is best suited to you or your business.