Jesse Richman

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The satisfaction of stomping a trick like this is just so nice and it fuels the motivation to push through the next challenge ahead in hopes of getting that feeling again.
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Jesse Richman posted a video
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Patri McLaughlin sticks the most legit strapless triple front roll in history! So radical! Good job buddy!
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Jesse Richman posted a video
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Sometimes it is important to know when to send it and other times it is important to listen to your body and your mind. Turning over my spot for the 2017 King of the Air due to multiple injuries.
In this crazy event you need to be performing at 110% and ready for anything to happen at any moment, this is a lesson Nick Jacobsen, and I tried to impress to Graham Howes whom which is now officially rideing in the Red Bull King of the Air!
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Excited to see what happens this year at the King of the Air. Nothing quite like the thrill of going big, riding fast and being totally maxed out in 40 knots of wind. Here is one of my bigger jumps from last year at 61 feet / 9.2-second hangtime
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Jesse Richman posted a video
3 weeks ago

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Let's send it into 2017 with a plan of action, an intention to stick with and our eyes set on high goals. No matter what appears to be in our way, we can get there if we give it everything we got!
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Jesse Richman posted a video
1 month ago

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Take the creative way down! Really stoked that I got to share this wild experience featured in #DontCrackUnderPressureSeaso2 with Maui at the Premier last week. Still buzzin on the night that we had.
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▪️Professional Kiteboarder | Kitesurfer
▪️2x World Champion
▪️3x AWSI Rider Of The Year
▪️Giving Back!
Jesse Richman was born on July 22, 1992, in Maui, Hawaii, to Joel and Elaine Richman. Growing up with his older brother by 3 years Shawn and his younger sister by 4 years Eva. Jesse was always physically active, pushing the limits from an early age, He was especially drawn to the ocean. Starting out in the water surfing and then to windsurfing Jesse couldn't get enough. While he would wait for his dad to take him to the beach Shawn and he would build ramps and jumps out of various items in the back yard and jump them with bicycles and skate boards. Shortly before Jesse turned 10 he got an offer from an old time family friend, Joe Koehl (pronounced Joe Cool) an iconic windsurf and kitesurf pioneer, to come fly a new kite of his. After Jesse had nearly flown away and felt out the kite Joe Told Joel and Elaine that he was a natural born Kitesurfer and would one day be world champion.

From there on out it was all about kitesurfing. Jesse spent all day every day thinking about kiting. After school he jammed down to the beach with Shawn and Joel and they all became hooked on kiting. Soon it became apparent that Shawn and Jesse might have a future in the sport as pro's. The three of them started out small with local contests and then hit up the big time after the boys started winning. Going to events from San Francisco to Texas to Venezuela. In 2007 Jesse made history with his record breaking jump in San Francisco, flying through the air for an incredible 22 seconds, blowing away the old hang time record of 13 seconds. Jesse started to get bigger and better and his busy schedule reflected his growing success in the kitesurfing world. Just before starting high school he switched to an online based school so he could travel as much as he needed and still achieve a high school education.

In 2008 Jesse decided to try out his first ever European event in France. This was the first stop on the Kite Board Pro World Tour (KPWT). He was not sure what to expect and wanted to do the whole tour but was leaving this decision up to how he did in France. Sure enough… He won the event. With his eyes focused on a world title Jesse set out that year and competed on the World Tour, having stops in places like: Greece, Turkey, Italy, Brazil, Morocco and more.
At the end of the year Jesse was crowned kitesurfing's Overall World Champion.

Jesse then went on to win the title once more in 2009. As well as winning the newly formed International Kiteboarding Association's (IKA) Overall World Title that was sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Today Jesse is one of the busiest and most sought after riders in the sport.
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Professional Kiteboarder | Kitesurfer
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Family, Philanthropy, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Dirt Biking, SUP, Freediving

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3 weeks ago | 8:17

Check out this action packed 'best of 2016' compilation! Big Air, MegaLoops and Freestyle in Cape Town (South Africa), Cabarete (Dominican Republic), Fehmarn (...

2 months ago | 2:52

While this movie wasn’t released on the web, plenty of kitesurfers have seen it and the trailer was hugely popular on our site. It’s an incredible film tha...

2 months ago | 5:43

Reo Stevens takes another look at how similar kitesurfing and surfing are, if this edit doesn’t convince you that are sports are perfectly aligned then nothi...

2 months ago | 3:5

Cape Town treated us to one of the best King Of The Air events in recent memory this year, the wind finally blew and the waves were absolutely huge. This highl...

2 months ago | 5:43

Worth the wait! Surfers, take note. Patagonia ambassador Reo Stevens gives us another look at how kitesurfing is an extension of surfing and not a replacement....

3 months ago | 02:02

Barrelled with a kite at Jaws!! Patri Mclaughlin doesn't make it out of this one, in fact, it looks very painful! However he and Jesse Richman did catch some...

3 months ago | 01:00

It's #wipeoutwednesday and the crash at the end of this short clip is enormous!! The rider (we're not 100% sure who it is) goes big off the slingshot kicker an...

3 months ago | 05:11

This is an absolute must watch! 29 of the best park riders in world met at the Hood River Park Jam and the results are spectacular! You won't believe how big t...

4 months ago | 00:45

Congratulations to Jesse Richman, 2016 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year. To celebrate, check out Naish's 45 second edit of Jesse going big and slaying waves! filme...

5 months ago | 02:58

Kite bars just keep getting better and better, we feel this is one area of development where there is a still a lot of room for improvement. It is great to see...

5 months ago | 03:54

Another day of stoke for kiters across the globe, check out the new additions to the 2017 Naish product line up. For the 2017 season we see the all new Quad-Tex...

6 months ago

The final day of competition at the 2016 Hood Jam was packed with excitement. The men's and women's final, as well as the ION best trick challenge, went off. Fi...

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Kai Lenny, Patri McLaughlin and Jesse Richman head out and tame some of the biggest waves ever ridden with a kite at Jaws, Jesse even tucks into the first ever barrel there!

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Jesse Richman drops by for a catch up; this waterman from Maui has to be one of the most accomplished kitesurfers on the planet...

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At the sharp end of our sport there has been a major upheaval, Rou Chater investigates the changes that the Virgin brand is bringing to kitesurfing on the world tour...

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Last year he was the King Of The Air, this year he sustained a broken leg and has spent the last few months in rehab. Jesse Richman tells us how he is coping!

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