Meet the man who's nearly been ushered into heaven several times and he's only twenty three!
Russell Bierke, twenty-three, is the diminutive and deceptively fragile looking son of noted Californian-born shaper Kirk Bierke whose boards are sold under the label KB Surf and made in Ulladulla, three hours south of Sydney.
This four-minute short attempts, and with reasonable success I think, to document the trajectory of Russell’s surfing life.
He has nearly been ushered into heaven several times (read about the time he was “blue as a Smurf and all fours spewing” after a wipeout in Victoria) and Russell was the protagonist in the highly cited film Flow State, which was released one-and-half years ago.
Russell: A brief introduction was made by Andrew Kaineder, a filmmaker of quite some note.