Cornish Kitesurfer, Lee Harvey, pictured in Morocco where he placed 5th in the final round of the 2008 Kiteboard Pro World Tour, Wave Masters.
After four rounds throughout the year in; France, Portugal, Brazil and Morocco, Lee finished his first year on tour in 7th position.
With the final round attracting the best riders in the world and the gods delivering 2 days of near perfect double overhead conditions with sideshore winds. Out of an entrance of 42, Lee along with team mate, Will Bennet from Watergate, were the only ones riding with no footstraps on normal surfboards, despite mutterings of, ‘they are crazy guys’ from the strapped contingent. Lee narrowly lost to 2007 World champ Abel Lago (Spain) missing out on his chance for a podium in the quarter finals.
Lee says: ‘I am very pleased after my first year on the world tour especially after the epic conditions we had in Morocco at a spot called Moulay. I am looking forward to riding some big waves both at home and abroad this winter and aim to fly the flag high on the podium in next years tour!’
For more info on Kitesurfing in Cornwall check out www.kernowkitesurfclub.co.uk