Screenshot via Richard Branson’s YouTube channel

Reports from Richard Branson‚Äôs private island just off the British Virgin Islands indicate former president Barack Obama is engaged in what critics have deemed an extremely ‚Äúchill situation.‚ÄĚ

There were indications last week, when video of Obama wearing a backwards hat, sunglasses, and rubber flip flops leaked online, but the new evidence makes clear the former president is really doing this thing.

It’s true. He’s a kitesurfer now.


Image by Jack Brockway

‚ÄúOne 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,‚ÄĚ Branson wrote in a blog post Tuesday. ‚ÄúWhen he came in from an exhilarating session, the new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‚ÄėThis will be the last time you surf for eight years.‚Äô For the next eight years he didn‚Äôt have the chance to surf, enjoy watersports or do many of the things he loved.‚ÄĚ


President Trump, on the other hand, was forced to issue a denial yesterday after a report came out indicating he spends much of his time in the White House wearing a bathrobe watching cable news. Specifically, he claims, he doesn’t own a bathrobe.

Artist’s rendering of White House transition of power. Image via Kensington Palace/The British Monarchy.