Bezerke - video

Ben Matson
Swellnet Dispatch

Russell Bierke isn’t your average eighteen-year-old Australian kid. 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. 

 

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saltman commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 9:16am

Best video in ages.

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thermalben commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 9:26am

Love the way he negotiates the entry point on those slabs. 

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freddieffer commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 10:20am

It sure hit my surfing soul. Great soundtrack too.

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batfink commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 12:43pm

Some great boards under his feet too, I suspect.

I'll spend most of the summer riding waves that aren't as big as the lip on a couple of those waves!

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crg commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 1:19pm

Absolutely the future of Australian big wave surfing...his timing and positioning is what stands out for me...all with total composure. His backhand takeoffs on that south coast left are sublime.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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Beagle commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 1:58pm

When he was behind the foamball at 13.30 I thought he was gone for all money.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 3:05pm

He's a good egg, rips n all, and his old boy makes some weapons...hmmmm, his head though. Could be holding him back. Reminds me of Mad Max 3. Two men enter, one man leaves...or Toxic Avenger or summat. I dunno...

That would make a cool nick/brand name though. Hey Toxy?

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wbat commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 4:04pm

X 2. Best I've seen in ages. (John john's vids are excellent too)

Nice young guy as well.

Great stuff.

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swab commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 4:49pm

listening to the ghost whilst watching that was great. his tube riding composure is something to behold. great video swellnet.

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amb commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 4:53pm

wow..he's in a league of his own.

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silentp commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 10:21pm

The Toxic Avenger talkingturkey? harsh, but wow what a movie

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ringmaster commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 11:43pm

Jeeeez.........you think you've been out in some pretty hectic conditions over the journey and then you watch a clip like that. Very humbling. I reckon young Russell would just laugh at what 95% of us would consider heavy/big surfing situations. That was some of the most radical, cool and stylish surfing I've ever seen in XL almost cartoon like waves. Presents as a humble switched on young bloke too. Good shit.

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zenagain commented Friday, 2 Dec 2016 at 11:49pm

Finally got to sit down and watch this after I read the comments beforehand.

Awesome vid and great production work showcasing an incredible young talent.

Have to agree, we just got a glimpse of the future there.

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Stj commented Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 at 10:08am

That was a joy to watch!!

Sunny

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memlasurf commented Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 at 2:37pm

Awesome in the true sense of the word. His weighting and body positioning were flawless made it look easy and there were some truly heavy conditions. Just seemed to know where go and how to get there. How was the camera man taking off behind him holding camera I thought that deserved a gong.

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 at 6:25pm

I find it pretty hard to even relate to; so heavy.

And how could you not wear a helmet if you ride waves like these regularly? I don't have one, but the waves I normally surf - while nothing even remotely like these - are all rocky and reasonably powerful, far from help, mostly solo or with a mate, and I feel like I owe it to my wife to get one.

Anyhoo, I'm an old kook, and in awe of what's possible.

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Jamyardy commented Sunday, 4 Dec 2016 at 12:30am

Some good footage and some familiar breaks. How's the view from Pigeon House, could even spot dummies in the distance.