Winter '19 Vibe Clip
A short film featuring Russell Bierke, and the O’Neill Europe team scoring an epic session at Riley’s
July 2017, O’Neill Australia celebrated the life of legend Jack O’Neill with a paddle out at the birthplace of Australian surfing -Freshwater Beach. With current and ex staff members, team riders, surfing royalty, local surfers and a beautiful and crisp offshore morning, it made for some beautiful moments to reflect. Synchronising with paddle outs happening in Santa Cruz, Holland, France, Belgium, UK, Canada, South Africa, Japan etc, it was a day for all, to say thank you to the man that enabled us to surf no matter what.
Check out Russ Bierke’s first day back in the water after his near death bail in By a Thread. Smashed through 5 layers of 6-ounce glass on his 9’8”, Russ was pulled out the water unconscious and ended up in intensive care with lungs full of water. By The Thread’s medley of elevator drops, backside barrels, and heavy slabs proves that he’s back, with the Red Bull Cape Fear in his sights.