By Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
British billionaire Richard Branson released a video Tuesday of he and formerPresident Barack Obamaengaged in a friendly competition over which one could stay upright the longest while kite surfing.
President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama had been vacationing on Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands.
Branson founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.
“It was a huge honor to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President and the family left the White House,” Branson wrote in a blogpost. “One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii. When he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’ For the next eight years he didn’t have the chance to surf, enjoy watersports or do many of the things he loved.”