Bierke was under water for about 45 seconds, taking on litres of sea water.
Shipstern Bluff is one of waves in the world that are basically unsurfable to some people. Surfers Danny Griffiths, Russell Bierke, Rudi Schwartz and James Mckean tried their hands on a truly absurd day at Shipsterns and paid the price.
Russell Bierke is as hard charging a teen as we’ve seen. At this rate, young Russel may be the next slab-hunting extraordinaire to venture into waves deemed impossible to ride.