Richard Branson, John Kerry, and a List of Other Famous People Who Know How to Kiteboard
Ever wonder if that person you thought you recognized at the kite beach was actually someone famous? Well, it seems like the chances of that happening are getting better and better. With more people steadily getting into the sport, it is no surprise that CEO, actors, and presidents have also taken notice of the exciting sport of kiteboarding!
Kiteboarding seems to draw all types of adventure enthusiasts, and it is no surprise that these high profile celebrities and businessmen are gravitating towards the sport. Forbes even called kiteboarding the “New Golf“! It is not easy, nor is it cheap, but it provides the new challenge for these successful A-typers that they have been searching for.
Richard Branson has been seen kiteboarding all over the place in the British Virgin Islands and other exotic locations. This famous picture shows him toting a naked supermodel (Denni Parkinson) on his back while kitesurfing! Richard Branson is an accomplished kiteboarder, and by the looks of this picture has really got some skill.
John Kerry, at one time a presidential candidate learned how to kiteboard many years back when he was running for presidency in 2004. This picture of him showing off his skills made him hip and trendy with the younger crowds. We think that he looks great kiteboarding, just wish he would get those hands a little closer together on the bar.
Among these two famous celebrity kiters, there has been a list of high-profile CEO’s, business owners, and sporting stars who have dabbled in the sport. We are excited to see what the future holds for the sport, and who will be next to try their hand at kiteboarding.
Here at Air Padre, we are glad to accommodate any celebrity, sporting professional, CEO, or big-wig to learn how to kiteboard at the best place in the world – South Padre Island, Texas. You just can’t beat the shallow, warm water with steady winds and full boat support. We will be sure to make your experience fun, educational, and safe so you can take on kiteboarding as your new adventure hobby in those awesome exotic places you get to travel to!