18-Year-Old Russell Bierke is 2016 Red Bull Cape Fear Champion!
With a Final score of 19.97, Bierke sealed his win against Ryan Hipwod, Koby Abberton, and James Adams in the Finals.
The two-day Big Wave Surfing event was filled with high intensity. Surfers’ families, friends along with the media have held their breaths as they went through a lot of nerve cracking ordeal watching the 16 surfers, who competed at the event, get tossed and slammed by huge waves. It was almost like a survival contest with surfers holding on to dear life as they battle it out with mother nature.
Contest Director Mark Mathews was only able to let out a sigh of relief, the moment Bierke and the four finals contenders, along with the rest of the crew have been able to return to safety at the event site.