Reports from Richard Branson’s private island just off the British Virgin Islands show us former president Barack Obama is engaged in the somewhat extreme sport of kitesurfing…also a favorite of former Secretary of State John Kerry.
There were indications last week, when video of Obama wearing a backwards hat, sunglasses, and rubber flip flops leaked online, but the new evidence makes clear the former president is really doing this thing.
It’s true. He’s a kitesurfer now.
“One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii,” Branson wrote in a blog post Tuesday. “When he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’ For the next eight years he didn’t have the chance to surf, enjoy watersports or do many of the things he loved.”
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