Keegan Gibbs – Blog

Jesse

Posted in Photography, Surfing by Keegan on March 22, 2010

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.

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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.

The crew.

Jesse stoked.

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!

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  1. Desiree said, on March 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    wow, this is sooo dope. I am incredibly happy that he has a way to get back out there. very inspiring!

  2. Eric said, on March 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Good to hear he never gave up….big ups to all his homies…that help out with him being able to live his dream!!!


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