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Video: Barack Obama kite-surfs with billionaire Richard Branson

Former U.S President Barack Obama prepares to kitesurf during his stay on a private island in the British Virgin Islands. The former president and his wife stayed on Mosikto Island owned by billionaire Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

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Former U.S President Barack Obama prepares to kitesurf during his stay on a private island in the British Virgin Islands. The former president and his wife stayed on Mosikto Island owned by billionaire Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

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Former President Barack Obama kitesurfs during his stay on Moskito Island, British Virgin Islands.

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Former U.S President Barack Obama, jokes with Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time 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 kitesurfing 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.