Jesse Richman

Jesse Richman

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Jesse Richman posted a video
4 days ago

My epochal journey on the world-renowned Naish Team has come to an end. It’s been nothing short of an honor to work and ride with such a great family. Naish and all that make the company what it is, has supported me on my wild adventures, and I want to extend a massive Thank You to Team Naish.

As for where that takes us, well, all I can say is, spine-tingling things are stirring on the horizon.
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Jesse Richman is with Tayia Wild and 6 others.
2 weeks ago

When visiting Richard Branson on Necker Island, why not take on one of his world records?

Film- Kevin Wolf

Read Richard Branson’s side of the story -

Huge Thanks to Necker Island, ACTAI Global, Kristy Johnson Petrillo, Jill Meyer, Ronique Redelinghuys, Tayia Wild, Sabine Schindlbauer

Jesse Richman posted a video
4 weeks ago

"What could possibly go wrong?" I said, right before leaping into one of the wildest experiences of my life.
After being dropped off by a helicopter on a Norwegian peak with absolutely no wind, I jumped off a cliff holding onto my 17m...
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Jesse Richman posted a video
1 month ago

Sharing life with amazing people and communities is what catapults our happiness to the next level. There is no substitute for genuine connection. It is the authenticity of our experience that makes it unforgettable. When we look past our differences and put our minds and hearts together; our mission, our day, our moment, all of a sudden evolves and becomes better. We find a flow when the synergy is right and the vibe is contagious. This is a feeling that we get when we know everyone on the team feels the same thing. When we find ourselves in a group flow, anything is possible and fun is effortless. Most of us have experienced a crazy sensation like this, whether it be on small or large scale, within a family, with friends, on epic adventures and even in a professional setting. The people we are with and the vibe that we generate as a group, make all the difference.

This rollercoaster of life is wild and has such unexpected turns that it can be hard to make sense of the rhythm. Some lose faith, others put up walls, I know we all do, but is it necessary? It may seem easier to protect oneself from the majority of the world, only revealing our authentic selves to a select few, amongst whom we feel safe. Yet, I have found, in my own life, that taking a risk by being openly genuine to everyone I encounter yields such a greater and more interesting outcome. This approach, allows another world to unfold at your fingertips. The human experience is something we all share and so it is the connections we make through honest interaction that bring us the greatest high of all.

I have been incredibly blessed, to have had adventures that dreams are made of, but none would be the same without the people I was surrounded by at every turn. The rare circumstance that has enabled us to know this planet, to live in its nature and behold its awe-inspiring beauty is something we can all relate to and thanks to this, we can all relate to one another.

Thank you for being a part of my adventure and for having me on yours. There is nothing we can't do with the right people and the right mindset.

Happy Holidays!

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Jesse Richman posted a video
5 months ago

Please "Share" or "Comment" below if you believe in our vision and mission, we would love to hear your thoughts and build a community around our collective endeavors!

Are you ready to join me for an all expenses paid adventure to Maui? Find out how you can win below and at the same time help save the lives of many people in need around the world.

Life is a gift. Not so long ago, the things we now perceive as commonplace, we could never have dreamed to be possible.

Our world is filled with beauty and opportunity. Every day we are blessed to experience an incredible reality that not everyone on our planet is equally provided with. One of the greatest gifts we have these days is the ability to help the less fortunate; those in need, all with the simple click of a button. Modern day technology has afforded us with such an intricate level of interconnectedness that in mere seconds we can change the course of people’s lives for the better.

All over the world, there are those who do not have access to one of the most fundamental of life-sustaining sources, one which, many of us take for granted; Clean Water. People in these areas are forced to drink water that leads to terrible sickness, devastates communities and results in unconscionable deaths that have affected generations. We have, what some see as an opportunity and what others see as a duty - to do our part to make this world a better place.

Today I share with you a simple and straightforward way to help people gain access to clean water. With as little as $10, you can make a significant difference in the lives of people in over 13 countries, by donating and sharing this post.

How it works:

1. Click the link and enter

2. Choose your donation level and your epic gift

3. Wait to see if you're the lucky winner.

4. If you win, grab another lucky person and select your dates with the YesWild team. Once chosen they will fly you out to Maui, pick both of you up and get you ready for our epic adventure together. You will stay in a 4-star hotel, get to experience Maui's most exceptional cuisine and we will get Wild. For an entire day, I will take you around on an adventure you won't forget, perfectly tailored to your desires.

5. Fly home feeling stoked!

6. Do this all in the name of helping people get access to clean water.

80% of net profits from this fundraiser go to the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project builds wells that serve communities of up to 500 people for 40+ years. 100% of funds donated to the Thirst Project go to building water projects and educating the youth to rock the clean water cause. All Thirst Project administrative costs are covered by individual donors. Over the years, the Thirst Project has constructed 2,217 water projects, served 330,863 people in 13 countries and raised over 8.8 million dollars.

Together we can change the way the world works. We have the power to save lives, enlighten ourselves, learn from others and teach our peers. Together we can make the most of this life and protect our planet for generations to come.

Thank you for your support.

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Jesse Richman posted a video
7 months ago

Learn to Fly:
Where are we, if we are not in the pursuit of progress? Physically, mentally, technologically, the world about us evolves every day at an exponential rate. Should we choose to stay where we are, the world will pass us by; choose to progress, and the possibilities are endless.

With a kite in my hand, I know that I've just begun to explore the limits of what is possible. Years ago, I only dreamt of the tricks that I am, now able to share with you here.

The 2018 Red Bull King of the Air was quite a ride and didn’t end the way I had envisioned it; midway through my semi-final heat, I let off the gas for just a second too long and paid the price. It was this, falling short of the finals with a 4th place finish, that gave me the opportunity to grow and come back stronger.

Where some see failure, I see opportunity. Every trick, here, took thousands of wipeouts to finally succeed. The further we push our limits the further we evolve. Every day we have the opportunity to become more of whom we wish to be.

Learn to Fly:

2018 Red Bull King of the Air
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Jesse Richman posted a video
1 year ago

We Are Limitless.
Nazare could be the biggest and gnarliest wave in the world; the question may arise as to why go out there and risk everything in an attempt to ride it? In any aspect of life, the “why” is incredibly powerful, and our answer can shapes who we become. I believe that pushing past limits is one of life’s most astounding feats and one of the most addicting feelings. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing; it comes back to how much we are willing to put into the moment at hand, how committed to what we are doing, how determined we are to accomplish our goals. If we want something in life, all we have to do is start going after it.

I went out to Nazare to learn about that wave, have a mind-blowing experience and see how I can push the limits of kiteboarding beyond what is currently thought to be the limit. I learned many lessons and felt the ocean’s power like never before. Going out with expectations wasn’t my plan, but it happened, I didn’t do what I aimed to do, but I worked with the waves to make sure I came in alive. I will share what I learned in the full story to come Jan 31st.

Thanks for being a part of my journey and having me on yours.

Jesse Richman

Stay Stoked!

Jesse Richman posted a video
1 year ago

Learn to Fly:
In a storm, it’s not about who you are, it’s about what you do. We all have defining moments in life when we surpass our thoughts to be defined by our limits. Sometimes these moments come often, for some there will be very few in a lifetime. Each time we have a breakthrough moment we literally level up in so many ways. In this wild world we live in, it's hard to say what the point is.

The best description I've resonated with is that we have this chance to build our ultimate character, we have this opportunity to push the world and those around us in a better way than we found them, we have the potential to amplify the feelings and thoughts that we believe in.

I believe we have this chance to make the absolute most of this life and this world, together we can create the future we all dream about. It all starts with us pushing outside of our comfort zone, harnessing our fear and using it to explore the unknown. We need leaders, we need supporters, we need lovers and we need believers.

Find what you are looking for, share what you love, support others that you believe in and together we can accomplish the impossible.

Join us to amplify your thoughts, train with those who share your views and experience the power that kiteboarding and community will have in your journey to becoming the absolute best version of yourself. Click the link below to get connected to the evolution of kiteboarding, stoked to see you inside:

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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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Video entries are now closed for the most badass, big-air Kiteboarding contest in the world. From January 26th - February 10th, 2019 at Kite Beach…

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It's #wipeoutwednesday, and in this video, Jesse Richman explains how Nicollo Porcella's could have escaped the unwanted situation at Jaws by using his kite. It's…

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A little tow-up madness with Jesse Richman! #rememberwhen Jesse Richman smashed a world record with a 240m tow-up over the Colombia River Gorge in Oregon.…

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This is gold! Watch the iconic pioneers of kiteboarding including Robby Naish, Jalou Langaree, Kevin Langeree, Aaron Hadlow, Jesse Richman, Shawn Richman, Ruben Lenten, Pete…

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Red Bull's King of the Air is without a doubt one of the most exhilarating events in kiteboarding every year. Check Jesse Richman's 2018 recap…

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#rememberwhen Robby Naish, Kevin Langeree and Jesse Richman made their way down the West coast in search of one-of-a-kind kiteboarding spots? Here's what you get when…

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Naish Kiteboarding's 2019 Hoverboards are out! From beginners to expert foils, they've got it covered. In this product clip, Jesse Richman and Kevin Langeree show us…

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Hydrofoiling has come a long way, and with the advent of surf foils the sizes and shapes of wings on offer is immense, but which wing is right for you? Rou Chater offers his thoughts along with some of the Naish pro team.

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Aaron Hadlow and Laci Kobulsky have been working on a new feature-length film called TWENTY, in this issues instalment, they tell us what went down in Cape Hatteras for the Park Section of the movie!

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Ryan Osmond took a chance, ditched his tedious job, and followed his dreams. Now, his backyard is the REAL Watersports slick, and his day-to-day has him creating photos and videos with the best riders in the sport. Get to know this British/American media producer who is equal parts talent, dedication and hard work.

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Issue 67

Spoiler Alert: Kevin Langeree is the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air champion! However, it’s 2018, and the news about Kevin’s victory has already saturated the web. We go beyond a simple event recap, unpacking the drama and examining the factors that make Red Bull King of the Air the best day on the calendar for kiteboarding fans around the planet.

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This issue Rou Chater ponders the strange weather we’ve been enjoying and considers the part we play in the environment we all enjoy.

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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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Issue 50

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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