Bezerke - a short film
featuring Russell Bierke presented by O'Neill

O'Neill is proud to present Bezerke, a captivating short film that looks into the life of O'Neill team rider, Russell Bierke.

Russell isn't your average eighteen-year-old Australian kid. He is leading the way for the next generation of big wave surfers. Tracing his love of heavy waves from childhood to the present day, Bezerke showcases the surfing of a levelheaded young man that sees challenge where most only see terror. Bezerke features insight from Russell's father, and also includes scenes from eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater who shared a special session in Southern Australia with Russell when he was fifteen. Bezerke documents Russell’s phenomenal Cape Fear event win and his thoughts on the future of big wave surfing.

O'Neill Russell Bierke

     About Russell Bierke

I was born and lived in Oahu, Hawaii until I was 5, and playing in the ocean off the North Shore hooked me for life. I'm addicted to the ocean and adrenaline rushes, so combining them both as a big wave surfer is my dream job. After graduating high school last year, trying to surf the biggest and heaviest waves I can find is now my main priority. I'm really looking forward to pushing my limits and traveling the world, doing what I love in the next few years.

Russell's favorite surf items!