WaveJet has been providing WaveJet systems for Life Rolls On ‘They Will Surf Again’ events since 2011 and designed Billauer’s first WaveJet in 2012. “Since the inception of WaveJet, we’ve realized that there are so many uses for this technology and so many ways that it can optimize time in water,” commented WaveJet founder and CEO, Mike Railey. “I am truly humbled and honored to know that this technology that we developed could take Jesse’s and other athletes’ surfing to the next level. We are stoked to have him on our team.”
Spending time with the WaveJet team on Oahu’s North Shore in 2012 to test the product flanked by numerous members of the professional surfing community, Billauer was able to advance his performance like never before. “Being involved with Life Rolls On and getting to know Jesse the last few years and then seeing the impact that our technology could have on his surfing in Hawaii made it so clear to us that he could be a huge asset to our organization and a fantastic addition to our team,” says WaveJet Global Director of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Strategy, Kelly Virgulto. “Jesse is a huge inspiration to the world, and anything we can do to support him and his surfing is an incredible opportunity.”
Joining Florida surfing legend and aerial specialist, Cory Lopez and big wave champion and Guinness world record holder Garrett McNamara on Team WaveJet, Billauer will help to provide another perspective that will contribute to the further development and applications of WaveJet technology. Billauer will also be a huge part of the development and utilization of WaveJet applications for adaptive athletes.
WaveJet is the first patented Personal Water Propulsion (PWP) system designed for use in surfboards, SUPs, kayaks, rescue boards, body boards, scuba gear, and light boats. Powered by twin-lithium ion batteries with twin jet drives, WaveJet is capable of 20 pounds of thrust, has a continuous run-time of up to 60 minutes, is activated through a wireless wrist controller and recharges in a standard wall socket. At 3 to 5 times faster than paddling a surfboard, WaveJet is safe, quiet and light, and can equally to conquer big waves and enable surfers and paddle boarders to have more fun and optimize their time in the flattest of water. WaveJet lets you break free. www.wavejet.com