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An Exhilarating Big Wave Short Featuring Russell Bierke

The man will go on just about anything.

elsewhere // Jul 1, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

The fear response starts in a region of the brain called the amygdala. Once activated, the amygdala passes the crumpled-up sticky note to some other body parts you don’t remember from high school psychology.

The message keeps moving until it reaches the nervous system. Your flight-or-fight response is triggered at this point, and you get to find out if you’re made of steel or aluminum foil. It appears that Russell Bierke’s amygdala is unplugged. The first whiff of fear that makes most of our spines tingle doesn’t even enter his thought process.

A critical airdrop behind an unstable liquid enclosure? 

“Sure, sounds lovely,” Bierke’s subconscious whispers as he puts on one of the most impressive displays of big wave surfing we’ve seen.

Don’t be scared, unplug that amygdala and click here.

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