Jesse Billauer

Jesse Billauer

Jesse Billauer, founder of 'Life Rolls On', photographed in Malibu, 11/6/09 by Robert Gallagher.


World Champion Quadriplegic Surfer, Jesse Billauer, shares his love of surfing with national events 


Jesse Billauer is known for being one of the top 100 junior surfers in the world, having a paralyzing accident, and coming back strong – creating a big life for himself and countless others living with paralysis.

Though injured while surfing, Jesse recovered and eventually returned to the sport he loved. Collaborating with surf companies, he pioneered adaptive surf equipment and made his way back to the waves. In 2015, he won gold for Team USA, becoming the first ever World Champion of Adaptive Surfing, and in 2016, he was named one of the seven most inspirational and influential surfers on the planet.

He began a career in motivational speaking and has keynoted hundreds of events, ranging from global corporations to elementary schools. He started the Life Rolls On Foundation, which hosts skate and surf events throughout the year and continues to help thousands of people. He’s the proud owner of a BraunAbility MXV, which can be seen at every Life Rolls On event around the country. In 2015, BraunAbility received the Life Rolls On Freedom Award for our company’s dedication to bringing freedom to the disability community.