"I learned to kitesurf on Necker twelve years ago. It was lethaly dangerous. When you fell you'd be dragged underwater 100 feet, and you prayed you didn't hit a reef, " reveals Branson.
"I survived with not too many injuries, and it's been the best sport ever since. I will kitesurf if the wind's up, get half an hour away from Blackberries and iPhones, then comeback completely refreshed ready to go."
"There are very high powered people - like Larry Page from Google and other - that kitesurf, and I think they do because they see it as therapeutic, as well as a lovely way to keep body fit."
"If you're not doing sports, it's a great pity because life is so much better if you do sports. All you need is a kite and a board, and off you go. You need a sympathetic person to spend four or five hours teaching you, then you've got a lifetime of pleasure ahead. I 100% recommend it, " concludes Richard Branson.