Check out an extended version of Branson vs Obama below.
In a blog post, Branson wrote that Obama lamented not being allowed to surf for the last eight years due to security concerns.
So it was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really taken off in the past decade and we have the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn. I have also wanted to learn foilboard surfing. So we decided to set up a friendly challenge: could Barack learn to kitesurf before I learned to foilboard? We agreed to have a final day battle to see who could stay up the longest.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) February 7, 2017