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Life loves you. Love it back.


I created Life Rolls On because everyone living with paralysis deserves to feel the exhilarating freedom that surfing brings to me. 


When you don't give up, you cannot fail.

Many years ago, I was one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world, weeks away from turning professional. On March 25, 1996, on a morning like any other Malibu morning, I pulled inside a barrel and got thrown headfirst into a shallow sandbar. The impact broke my sixth vertebrae and I instantly became a quadriplegic. 

The good news ... my story didn't end that day in the ocean. With the help of the surf community, I got back into the sport I loved; and in 2015, I became the world champion of adaptive surfing. 

I'll leave you with this: your power is in your perspective, not your circumstance.


To learn more, visit

I love this footage that Jason Mraz and I shot in Morocco. Such great memories. Check it out...and turn your sound on!


In addition to leading Life Rolls On, Jesse Billauer is a world-class athlete (and all-around amazing guy!) Make sure to look for him at our events and say hello.


ISA World Championship, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

Named One Of The Seven Most Inspirational Surfers On The Planet

First Adaptive Surfer To Tackle The Waves Of Cloudbreak in Fiji

US Adaptive Surfing Championships, First Place, Assist Division

AccesSurf Hawaiian Adaptive Surfing Championships, First Place, Assist Division

Duke's Oceanfest, Winner

Nike Casey Martin Award

NBA Heroes Among Us Award

Malibu Surfers Lifetime Recognition Award


Jesse inspired his own brand of apparel and adaptive surfboards

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