Jesse Billauer’s story is motivational. In 1996, when he was only 17 years old and on his way to becoming a pro surfer, Jesse was paralyzed while surfing Zuma, my local beach break, rendering him a quadriplegic.
However, this has not prevented him from continuing to surf. He continues to travel around the world as a motivational speaker, surfing along the way.
Last week, the possible next step was taken for Jesse’s surfing. Wave Drive Systems built an electric powered motorized surfboard, with a control system just in front of Jesse’s chest to get himself into his own waves, in and around the line-up etc…
Check out Jesse’s Website and read his story and see more photos and video of him surfing and keeping the dream alive.
Im sure stand-up surfing kooks will be frothing over these boards! Now they wont even have to break a sweat and they can keep one hand free to make phone calls to each other while on a wave!