Jesse Richman

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knowledge is power - great story on Freediving blackout written by Torsten Durkan
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Men who ride Mountains - The Kite Mag Story of our Argentinan Adventure to the 2017 Kitefest Argentina - Cuesta del Viento
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Photo - Forrest Jaqua
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Patri McLaughlin and I speak about our experience making the short film "Cuesta Del Fiesta" Click on the link above to see the full edit.
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Epic week of wind, waves, stoke and no internet at SoloSports Adventure Holidays at Punta San Carlos, Baja!
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Stoked to speak with The Wall Street Journal about training for big air and big waves!
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Outer Banks land gapping
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Catch me if you can Craig Cunningham!
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Trailer for Sarah Hauser's new film - Girl on Wave -
Sarah is one of the most determined and dedicated athletes I've ever encountered. Showing the world that women can push the limits of sports just as much as men. Excited to see what she has got in her new film - World Premier tomorrow (Friday 7:00 pm) at the MACC on Maui!
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▪️Professional Kiteboarder | Kitesurfer
▪️2x World Champion
▪️3x AWSI Rider Of The Year
▪️Giving Back!

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Bio
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
Personal interests
Family, Philanthropy, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Dirt Biking, SUP, Freediving
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3 weeks ago | 2:25

Check out this awesome little feature of Jesse Richman kiting JAWS by Outside TV. If you already thought kiteboarding was insane sport, wait until you see what...

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5 months ago | 02:41

You need to see this painful crash segment from the Hood Jam 2016! Today's #wipeoutwednesday is a goodun! Featuring with Jesse Richman, Oswald Smith, Sam Light...

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6 months 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 (...

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7 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...

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7 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...

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7 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...

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7 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....

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8 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...

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8 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...

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8 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...

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9 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...

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10 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...

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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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