Russell, Rory

Happy, hedonistic tuberiding specialist from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii; Pipeline Masters winner in 1976 and 1977. Russell was born (1953) in Würzburg, West Germany, the son of an army attaché, and grew up in military bases in Kansas and Pennsylvania before moving to Oahu with his family at age 10. He began surfing the following year, and in 1968 at age 15, Russell and his family moved to the North Shore beachfront, next door to Jock Sutherland, the just-crowned winner of the Duke Kahana...