Retired President Barack Obama goes Kitesurfing
Of course in doing the whole president thing, you make some pretty cool friends like Richard Branson of the Virgin empire, who happens to own an island in the British Virgin Islands, and has a kiteboarding instructor on staff. This week the two were hanging out on Necker Island, and decided to have a little competition on the water.
Branson, a seasoned kiteboarder himself had a new toy you see, a Cabrinha Double Agent foil board! As anyone who has tried hydrofoiling will know, your first session on a foil is in many ways HARDER than your first lesson, so that’s where the challenge comes in. Branson rides a foil, Obama rides a normal twintip for the very first time. The winner gets; something?
Watch the great little clip of President Barack Obama on his first every day out kiteboarding in the British Virgin Islands here.
Testing Tails for Airush with Carl Ferreira
Even though it's the last thing the water touches, a kite surfboards tail makes a HUGE difference in the way a board feels. Watch how the same board, with a different tail changes Carl Ferreira session in Cape Town.
How to Kiteboard in Crazy Strong Winds with Kevin Langaree.
Who better to learn a thing or two from, than a couple of the best big air kiteboarders in the world, while they sit around on a 40 knot day in Cape Town!
North Releases First Foil Kite - The Ace.
A foil kite from North, called the Ace. Continuing their Vegas themed naming structure, and promising to be the fastest foil of them all.