Surfer who rated number one on the on the QS rankings after being a wildcard at the men's Oi Rio Pro in 2017.
He first made it to the Qualifying Series in 2014 after working to do so since 2008.
He competed in the Ichinomiya Chiba Open - Men's event in 2017. He has over 90,000 followers on his jesse_mendes Instagram.
He has dated fellow surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb.
He and Tyler Wright are both surfers who competed in the Oi Rio Pro.