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Russell Bierke

Australia - Surf

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.

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"I'm really looking forward to pushing my limits and traveling the world, doing what I love in the next few years."

--Russell Bierke

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. I started this year off surfing Pipe, Jaws and a bunch of other waves over there then came back to non-stop swell in Australia. I’ve done a trip to Shipsterns, two to South Australia, one to West Australia and been chasing waves up and down the East Coast since I got back from Hawaii. I’m hoping to chase some big swells around the world and would love to get a wildcard into a Big Wave Tour event.

Russell Bierke

Australia - Surf

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.

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"I'm really looking forward to pushing my limits and traveling the world, doing what I love in the next few years."

--Russell Bierke

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. I started this year off surfing Pipe, Jaws and a bunch of other waves over there then came back to non-stop swell in Australia. I’ve done a trip to Shipsterns, two to South Australia, one to West Australia and been chasing waves up and down the East Coast since I got back from Hawaii. I’m hoping to chase some big swells around the world and would love to get a wildcard into a Big Wave Tour event.