Obama is kitesurfing in Virgin Islands on post-presidency vacation, see pics

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Former US president Barack Obama is pictured during a kitesurfing session with British billionaire Richard Branson, off the coast of Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. (AFP Photo)

Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House.

Obama has been enjoying life after the US presidency by trying out watersports on a luxury Caribbean island owned the British billionaire.

Former US president Barack Obama tries his hand at kite surfing during a holiday with British businessman Richard Branson on his island Moskito, in the British Virgin Islands on February 7. (REUTERS)
Richard Branson said Barack Obama had been stopped by his security detail from doing watersports during his presidency. (REUTERS)

The Virgin Group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of Branson’s private islands in the British Virgin Islands.

“Being the former president of America, there was lots of security around, but Barack was able to really relax and get into it,” the British billionaire wrote.

Branson says after spending a couple days learning to kitesurf, Obama bested the billionaire in a watersport challenge. He says inviting the Obamas to his island was “a huge honor.” (REUTERS)
Former US President Barack Obama and British businessman Richard Branson sit on a boat during Obama's holiday on Branson's Moskito island, in the British Virgin Islands. (REUTERS)

Obama spent his first days after leaving Washington vacationing in Palm Springs, California

Last week, pictures of Barack Obama accompanied by former first lady Michelle Obama surfaced on the internet.

Seeing former POTUS on vacation mode, wearing a backwards cap and flip-flop, set Twitter abuzz.

First Published: Feb 08, 2017 13:18 IST