"Fear. Trauma. Pain."
One year ago, Billy Kemper, a four-times Jaws winner and 2017 big-wave world champ, had his pelvis snapped while surfing a wild swell at Morocco’s best wave, the righthand point Safi, a little like Lennox meets one of those Mex sand-bottoms.
The six-part documentary series, called ‘Billy‘, follows this trip to Morocco, the injury, his long rehabilitation and his triumphant return to contests.
The doco has been a little slow but, here in episode three, we get to the meat of the bone and our mouths on the teat, the pleasingly creamy colostrum flowing.
We learn that Billy was choking on his fluids, shitting the bed after overdosing on anti-inflamms and the lengths the WSL’s heroic CEO Erik Logan went to to ensure the Champ’s survival.
“Just the words Billy was saying, I could feel the pain,” Erik, an executive producer on the series, says between sobs, promising Billy he’d “bring him home.”