THRILLSEEKER: Former US president Barack Obama prepares to kitesurf during his vacation on Moskito Island, owned by Sir Richard Branson.
THRILLSEEKER: Former US president Barack Obama prepares to kitesurf during his vacation on Moskito Island, owned by Sir Richard Branson. Jack Brockway/Virgin.com via AP

Obama back in surf living it up

DOES this look like the face of a man who is missing the pressures of the White House?

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been holidaying with Sir Richard Branson, on one of the billionaire Virgin founder's private islands in the British Virgin Islands.

On a blog posted by Mr Branson, he shared photos and video of Mr Obama kitesurfing.

"Just before he became president, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii,” Mr Branson commented in his blog post. "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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