Jesse Richman

Jesse Richman

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North Kiteboarding's most popular high-performance freeride board for explosive boosting, looping and stable, predictable landings. The Atmos is a powerful upwind with precise edge control.…

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In this episode of #TeamTalk, Tom Court catches up with international team rider and strapless freestyle legend Airton Cozzolino from Cabo Verde, who has created…

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2 weeks ago

Powerful, reactive and controllable, the Carve provides instant drift with the flick of your wrist, allowing you to power on and off instantly, stay in…

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2 weeks ago

Engineered and refined for connection, comfort and performance, our Flex Bindings give you a locked-in feel and solid support. Extremely soft KnitFlex straps are fully…

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4 weeks ago

Have all your questions answered by Marc Jacobs! Marc is not just a megaloop maniac, he also knows a thing or two about control systems. Marc played…

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1 month ago

What's next for Big Air Kiteboarding? There are only 2 major competitions every year, giving 34 spots to riders, but there aren't only 34 riders…

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1 month ago

Nothing teaches design like nature. Only when you feel the unpredictable force of the elements take you away can you understand how to design for…

1 month ago

Nothing teaches design like nature. Only when you feel the unpredictable force of the elements take you away can you understand how to design for…

2 months ago

The qualification process for Red Bull King of the Air has undergone some major changes and now is your chance to get your entry in.…

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2 months ago

North Kiteboarding 2021 Prime has arrived! Instantly familiar, intuitive and comfortable, the Prime helps you progress faster in your freeride game. A sweet performer in…

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North Kiteboarding's 2021 Carve has arrived! Powerful, reactive and controllable, the Carve provides instant drift with the flick of your wrist, allowing you to power…

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2 months ago

Introducing North Kiteboarding's 2021 Orbit - Refined and engineered for even bigger boosts, better loops and longer hangtime. Watch this!

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After dominating the podium at the King Of The Air event, the North Big Air Team of Jesse Richman, Marc Jacobs, Nick Jacobsen, Graham Howes and Tom Bridge go in search of secret spots in South Africa. Check them out boosting to the moon!

2 weeks ago
Issue 82

Kitesurfing when it’s windy provides a much-needed hit of adrenalin that was denied to most of us during lockdown. The conditions finally turned on for an all-out, balls to the wall wave session at one of his local spots and Rou Chater was there for his fix. Read all about it right here...

3 months ago
Issue 82

COVID hit, and the industry went into panic mode, but then lockdown was eased, and sales went through the roof, “the best two months in the industry”, was a phrase we heard a lot, but what comes next? Rou Chater investigates, click here to check it out!

3 months ago
Issue 81

This issue we chat to Grace Seeley and Holley Butler who head up the North Kiteboarding marketing team. It was no small task last year to relaunch the brand, and they should be seen as inspirational figures within the sport. Jen Tyler chats to them and finds out where they came from and where they are headed...

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

7 months ago
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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!

9 months ago
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Incredible images with no particular place to go.

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

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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.

2 years ago
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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!

2 years ago
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Incredible images with no particular place to go.

2 years ago
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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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▪️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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