Obamas join Richard Branson for private island getaway

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

By: AP | Necker Island | Published:February 8, 2017 1:28 pm
Barack obama, michelle obama, former US president, richard branson, private island getaway, holiday, obamas holiday, obamas vacation, obamas vacationing, world news, indian express news Former US President Barack Obama sits on a boat during a kite surfing outing with British businessman Richard Branson. (Source: Virgin Handout via REUTERS)

Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House. The Virgin Group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kite surfing off one of Branson’s private islands in the British Virgin Islands.

Branson writes that Obama, who’s a native of Hawaii, told him he was prevented from surfing by his security detail during his time in office.

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

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