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The Inertia

Russell Bierke has made a name for himself as a guy who will turn and go on the wildest of waves. That mindset isn’t something that comes naturally. Instead, it comes from years of working his way up to it. All that experience has turned Russ into a surfer who does things many wouldn’t.

You may remember that in the back half of 2019, Bierke dropped a film called Flow State. It was an example of his sense of ease in waves of serious consequence, and it garnered nothing but positive reviews. Making a surf film generally involves cutting a whole lot of amazing footage, however, and Flow State was no different. Some of the footage from it was shot while Bierke and his good friend Darcy Piper road-tripped through southern Australia, but lots of it ended up on the cutting room floor. But after it was all said and done and Flow State was on screen, Bierke looked back at some of that unused footage and decided that it deserved a film of its own. That’s what Right as Rain consists of, and it’s hard to believe that it was cut in the first place.

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