OUT OF OFFICE: See incredible photos of former US president Barack Obama.

These incredible photos show former US President Barack Obama as you’ve never seen him before – wrestling with billionaire pal Richard Branson and learning to kite surf.


Obama, photographed while on holiday on Branson’s luxurious Necker Island, took up the sport after being succeeded by President Donald Trump last month.


Former president Barack Obama pictured learning to kite surf while staying with pal Richard Branson
He had a competition with Branson to see if he could learn the sport quicker than Branson could learn foilboard surfing
The pair were also pictured wrestling with each other while out on the water


He and wife Michelle spent several days on the entrepreneur’s island as they attempted to wind down from the stresses of office.


Branson has now described the couple’s trip to his island in a blog post published online.


He wrote: “It was a huge honour 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.


“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.


Former President Obama dons a Democrat-blue helmet as he takes to the waves
Obama strains to keep a hold of the kite as he scoots across the water
President Obama kicks up as he tries to get some air
He starts to loose balance and tumble as the waves crash in
Obama crashes into the waves during his kitesurfing trip