Jesse Richman

Jesse Richman

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Jesse Richman posted a video
7 days ago

Fly baby fly, It just keeps on going up! Never have I felt a kite that loops like this. I'm very thrilled to share the new North Kiteboarding kites with you all soon. This is a kiteloop and handlepass from the 2019 Red Bull #KingOfTheAir.
North Kiteboarding Mystic
Video: @madicmedia
#kitesurfing #kiteboarding #kiting #Maui #hawaii #lufelive #surfing #surf #skate #skateboarding #snowboarding #wakeboarding #skiing #extreme #sports #athlete #freediving #la #ny #losangeles #newyork #paris #rainbow #photography #fashion #actionsports #barrel #bigwave #KINGOFTHEAIR
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1 month ago

We took flight and I successfully landed in 2nd Place at the 2019 Red Bull #KingOfTheAir! Very amped to stand on the podium, and to win the Mystic Most Extreme Move of the event!
The level of riding was insane, placing next to these legends is nothing short of an honor. It's almost scary how hard everyone is pushing the limits, each year we are raising the bar and finidng more control in critical moments. Stoked to see no major injuries at the event and to have everyone walk away hungry for more.
Can't thank North Kiteboarding and Mystic enough! I literally had four days of riding on their gear before the event. I had no choice but to put the gear to the test without knowing what would happen... wow was I not disappointed, gear worked better than I could have imagined. Now, its time to get to work with North and put the whole 2020 gear line to the test!
Photos: Craig Kolesky // Tyrone Bradley - Red Bull Contnent Pool
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Jesse Richman posted a video
2 months ago

This, I believe, is the biggest handle pass I've ever done...Stoked to get the highest scoring trick of the day with it and the highest heat score for day 1 at Redbull #KINGOFTHEAIR.
My new North Kiteboarding and Mystic gear has exceeded my highest expectations and I am amped!
Video: @socomunity // @dirtyhabitstv
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Jesse Richman posted a video
2 months ago

Dawn of a new day... Proudly signed with these two titans.
North Kiteboarding // Mystic
Film - Dirty Habits
#kitesurfing #kiteboarding #kiting #Maui #hawaii #surfing #surf #skate #skateboarding #snowboarding #wakeboarding #skiing #extreme #sports #athlete #freediving #la #ny #CapeTown #losangeles #R3D #photography #ShotOnRED #actionsports #barrel #bigwave #art #film #thepursuitofprogression Nick Jacobsen Graham Howes

Jesse Richman posted a video
2 months 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.
Edit - Alden Simmer
Filmers - Petole Prod // Dirty Habits // Thierry Donard // Nuit de la Glisse Films // Pablo Garcia // Tim Bonython // Bryan Metcalf-Perez // Red Bull // Forrest Jaqua // JuneShine // #QuincyDein // Robby Naish
Naish Kiteboarding Thirst Project Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Robby Naish Naish USA Kevin Langeree Ewan Jaspan Jalou Langeree Des Walsh Damien Girardin Nils Axel Rosenblad Ethan Koopmans Mike Duhaime Nick Stuart Andy Church Carol Naish Randy Naish Naish Australia Naish Baires Naish France Naish Foiling
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Jesse Richman is with Tayia Wild and 6 others.
2 months 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
3 months 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...
Video - Nuit de la Glisse Films // Outside TV
Naish Kiteboarding Thirst Project Ralph Lauren Fragrances Thierry Donard Sony - Action Cam
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Jesse Richman posted a video
3 months 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!

Cook Islands Dream Series - Episode #3
Makani Creative production // #QuincyDein // Forrest Jaqua
Naish Kiteboarding Naish Windsurfing Naish Stand Up Paddling Naish Australia Ewan Jaspan Thirst Project SAG-AFTRA SAG-AFTRA Foundation Ralph Lauren
#kitesurfing #kiteboarding #kiting #Maui #hawaii #lufelive #surfing #surf #skate #skateboarding #snowboarding #wakeboarding #skiing #extreme #sports #athlete #freediving #la #ny #losangeles #R3D #photography #ShotOnRED #actionsports #barrel #bigwave #art #film #thepursuitofprogression

▪️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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Drop what you're doing, and watch this! Whether you want the ultimate foiling and light wind weapon, high-end freestyle performance with added freeride versatility or simply…

1 month ago | 01:27

The Red Bull King of the Air 2019, in association with Mystic, was a blast! 18 Of the world’s best and most extreme big air…

1 month ago | 1:56

Watch this compilation of some of the most memorable jumps and crashes from this year's Red Bull King of the Air in this edit!

2 months ago | 2:8

After a tense five days of waiting the forecast finally looked favourable enough for the crew to make a call on today being the day…

2 months ago | 5:4

Tom Court just dropped his latest vlog, straight out of Cape Town! In this video, he catches us up Sam Light, and he gives his predictions…

2 months ago | 2:8

Not long now before we see these two battle it out in the semi-finals at the Red Bull's King of the Air. Who are YOU…

2 months ago | 1:15

Day one of the Red Bull King Of The Air just kicked off in Cape Town in classic conditions that saw some of the best…

2 months ago | 00:46

Jesse Richman is one of the best-known and well-rounded figures in kiteboarding. His feats include back to back World Championship wins on the Kiteboard Pro…

2 months ago | 5:51

Kevin Langeree just dropped his latest vlog with Nick Jacobsen, Jesse Richman and Graham Howes. The window period is now OPEN, and now all they…

2 months ago | 00:46

North Actionsports Group is proud to announce that Jesse Richman is joining both North Kiteboarding and Mystic’s growing team of international riders! Jesse is one…

2 months ago

The globe’s best big air kiteboarding athletes converge on Cape Town once again as the SA kitesurfing ‘mecca’ prepares for the illustrious Red Bull King…

2 months ago | 2:40

A glimpse of whats to come! Last year, the Dirty Habits crew spent two days on the beach and in the locker room capturing the sickest…

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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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Issue 71

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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Issue 70

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Issue 69

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.

10 months ago
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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Issue 54

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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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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