Jesse Richman

Jesse Richman

Pro Rider | 233,364

2 weeks ago

How far would you go before folding in? How hard would you try before giving up? The road to bountiful glory is no walk in…

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2 weeks ago

Jesse Richman, winner of King of the Air 2020 shares his winning recipe. The perfect gear mixed with the right state of mind and enthusiasm.

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4 weeks ago

North Big Air riders Jesse Richman, Nick Jacobsen, Graham Howes, Tom Bridge and Marc Jacobs huddle in a caravan on the North Big Air Shoot…

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4 weeks ago

#KitersInIsolation - Remember this one?! Jesse attempts to snowkite in an element that he’s not used to. “What could possibly go wrong?” Times are tough, and…

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4 weeks ago

#KitersInIsolation - Remember this one? Maui's finest watermen including Kai Lenny, Jesse Richman, Robby Naish, the Porcella brothers, take on Jaws with all their know-how.…

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1 month ago

If you like to go bonkers, the Majestic X is right up your alley! A slimmer waist harness with a Carbon composite plate, bionic core…

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1 month ago

This is the kite I’ll reach for when I’m not really sure what the day will bring. It's almost like four kites in one.– Jalou…

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2 months ago

#KitersInIsolation - we're going back to 2016 - Naish team riders Jesse Richman, Shawn Richman, Ewan Jaspan and Katie Potter test the chaos theory—planning one…

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2 months ago

Boost. Loop. Foil. Surf. The Reach is a lively and playful all-around performer with unparalleled versatility and wind range for big jumps, upwind performance and…

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2 months ago

Jesse Richman walks you through our Sonar Foil System. Learn more about our interchangeable setup and works best for him. Read more about the geo-lock…

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2 months ago

Refined for grip. Refined for comfort. Head of Design and Engineering at North Kiteboarding, Hugh Pinfold shows us the ins and outs of the Flex…

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2 months ago

The riders line up for this year's Red Bull Megaloop has been announced. Last month, the first 12 invited riders were already announced and to…

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Issue 80

More incredible images with no place to call home, check them out!

1 month ago
Issue 79

Jesse Richman needs no introduction, check out this fantastic feature as he breaks down everything you need to know to perhaps one day be ready to ride the monster that is Jaws!

3 months ago
Issue 79

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

3 months ago
Issue 77

The most popular movies from our website over the last two months!

7 months ago
Issue 72

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.

1 year ago
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!

2 years ago
Issue 70

Incredible images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago
Issue 66

Images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
Issue 58

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

4 years ago
Issue 57

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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▪️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. Family, Philanthropy, Kitesurfing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Dirt Biking, SUP, Freediving Sportsperson

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