18 years old and fearless.
At 18 years old South Coast phenom Russell Bierke has already built a steely reputation as one of the hardest charging surfers on the planet. The slab specialist apparently knows no fear and has the scars and bruises to prove it. Whether he's charging his local reefs, slabs in South Oz or tackling massive Cloudbreak there ain't a wave he'll pull back on. This year he's been putting in the time at Teahupoo and was on hand for the infamous "Code Orange" swell where he dutifully put himself in waves that many will only dream of. Here are some of the highlights from a very memorable few days in the South Pacific.