Russ was born and lived in Oahu, Hawaii until he was 5 yrs old. Playing in the ocean in and around the North Shore, hooked him into surfing for life. Addicted to the ocean and the adrenaline rush it brings, Russ combined them both to be a big wave surfer, his ultimate dream job.
"I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO PUSHING MY LIMITS IN BIG WAVES AND TRAVELING THE WORLD, DOING WHAT I LOVE."
After graduating from high school , his main priority was trying to surf the biggest and heaviest waves possible.” I'm really looking forward to pushing my limits in big waves and traveling the world, doing what I love.” Russ stated.
Since that time, Russ has gone onto qualify for the WSL Big Wave Tour, won the Redbull Cape Fear event ,received several Big Wave and Heavy Water awards and won the movie of the year for Flow State. Now one the best big wave surfers in the world and widely regarded by his peers as the premium slab ( heavy reef break) riders, on the planet.
We look forward to the road ahead and seeing what Russ goes on to achieve in the world of bug wave riding.