“There was one goal: getting myself ready to surf Jaws.” - Billy Finally cleared to get back on a board, Billy Kemper sets his sights on the ultimate goal: surfing the famed big-wave break Jaws. Soon after returning home to Hawaii, a mammoth swell presents Billy with the opportunity to test his body and make a triumphant return to the spot that defined his career.
After hip and knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus, Chapter 5 of "BILLY" follows Big Wave World Champion Billy Kemper's intense journey through physical therapy as he endeavors to return to the sport and life he loves.
After a harrowing 6,000-mile emergency flight from Morocco to California, the moment Billy Kemper touches down in Los Angeles and is finally reunited with his family and loved ones marks the end of one, life-threatening journey and the start of the long road to recovery.
After suffering a life-threatening fall on a strike mission in Morocco, Billy Kemper found himself living out every surfer’s nightmare. Stuck in a faraway hospital with a severely injured knee, hip, and pelvis, Billy’s only goal was to get back to his wife and four kids. The journey home would be more unpredictable and difficult than he could have ever imagined.
2019 was a career-defining year for Billy Kemper. From coveted magazine covers to Big Wave contest wins to a memorable run in the Pipe Masters, Billy was riding an incredible wave of momentum into 2020. That all changed in an instant with a life-threatening fall in big, barreling surf at Morocco’s Safi Point. Watch the first episode here BILLY: Chapter 1 - Big Wave Champ Wins It All, Chases Massive North Atlantic Swell To Morocco - https://youtu.be/xzLowIj-DuA.
In the premiere episode of this six-part documentary series, immerse yourself in the adrenaline-pumping world of Big Wave surfing and meet one of the sport’s largest figures, Hawaii’s own Billy Kemper. Follow Billy as he joins up with fellow pro surfers Koa Smith and Luke Davis and heads for Morocco on a strike mission that will alter his life forever.