O’Neill team rider, Russell Bierke isn’t your average eighteen-year-old Australian kid. He's undoubtedly leading the way for the next generation of big wave surfers.
Having impressed eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater at age 15 while surfing in South Australia, Bierke has continued to impress and dazzle with his calm confidence while riding some of the world's most massive waves.
O'Neill's new video "Bezerke" traces his love of heavy waves from childhood to the present day, showcasing the surfing of a levelheaded young talent that sees challenge where most only see terror. The new 15-minute film 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.