The Internet has been blessed this morning with footage of former President Barack Obama kite surfing during his vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

The Obamas left office last month and headed straight for Palm Springs, California. They then moved on to the Caribbean as guests of Virgin Group founder Richard Branson at his private Necker Island resort.

It was there where he took kitesurfing lessons, taking advantage of being around “the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn,” Branson noted on his company blog.

At the same time Obama picked up his sport, Branson learned to ride a foilboard — a surfboard with a foil that extends into the water — and offered Obama a challenge.

“We agreed to have a final day battle to see who could stay up the longest,” Branson said.

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