Watch: Russell Bierke // Flow State
It's been three years since ol' Russ released his signature film, 'Bezerke'. The same year, Russ won the nastiest big wave comp of all time, the 2016 version of the Cape Fear contest, held 6/6/16 when the Black Nor'easter swell lashed the Solander bedrock.
And there's been other milestones since: big Peahi, big Nazare, a big injury incurred down in Vicco, and a couple of big Shippies paddle ins (1:30 and the last wave).
You may notice the common adjective...
Yet despite the outsized efforts, Russ has kept his ego in check and it sings to our collective psyche: let your actions talk.
Like 'Bezerke', 'Flow State' is a longer form clip clocking in at fifteen minutes, however it ain't all action with Russ and Brett Burcher indulging in some banter across the console. But don't look for profundity, you wont find it here, as like all elite athletes with innate talent, Russ can't quite say why he can do what few other surfers can.
However, it's a rare chance to hear him talk and he's serene, almost meek, and wonderfully unpretentious. The same attitude that's served him so well in the water.
Click in, people.