Jesse Richman

Jesse Richman

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1 day ago

Lock in your Fix! Combining simplicity and comfort with premium technical quality the lightweight, Fix boots are comfortable yet durable. Kiteboarding-specific low-cut design with velcro…

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1 week ago

Jesse Richman, the first kitesurfer to get barrelled at Jaws, is out ripping again. Waves big enough to make your heart skip a beat, don't…

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2 months ago

Towed through glacial canals by electric skateboards, just another road trip for North. Foil anything and anywhere with the fully modular North Sonar Foils. Find…

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3 months ago

We've all been waiting for this one! North Kiteboarding is here to write its new chapter, with an all-new line up of 2020. We're for…

3 months ago

North Kiteboarding 2020 Surfboard line-up is all about 'Power. Drive. Response'! The 2020 Surfboard collection maximises strength without losing flex, enabling more power generation from…

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3 months ago

You better stop what you are doing, crank up the volume and get this one on the big screen, North Kiteboarding is LIVE! North is…

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4 months ago

Jesse Richman just dropped 'Race Drone VS Kiteboarder'... you've got to see this!

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5 months ago

Here's one we bet you haven't watched in a while - when it comes to kiting, Naish doesn’t mess around! Watch Jesse Richman, Shawn Richman,…

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7 months ago

Re-live the highs, the lows and the extraordinary performances of the 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour - this is guaranteed to keep you entertained for…

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7 months ago

Check out this year's invited riders line up! From the June 1st - 7th 2019, they will compete on slider and kicker features in the…

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8 months ago

Whack this one the big screen, crank up the volume and watch Mystic's latest movie! Breaking boundaries is a journey into the unknown, one that…

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8 months ago

The 2019 Red Bull Megaloop wait is ON, and the line up is guaranteed to leave you in awe! The event will be held Zandvoort, in the…

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Issue 77

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

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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.

11 months 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!

1 year ago
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Incredible images with no particular place to go.

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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.

1 year 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.

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Issue 58

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

3 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.

3 years ago
Issue 56

More images with no particular place to go this issue!

4 years ago
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!

4 years ago
Issue 52

Jesse Richman drops by for a catch up; this waterman from Maui has to be one of the most accomplished kitesurfers on the planet...

4 years ago
4 years ago

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

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