Russell is an avid whitewater and surf kayaker.
He has been paddling class IV and V rivers such as the
Gauley, New River Gorge, Chattooga, Tallulah, Ocoee, and others since

He has won numerous first, second, and third place medals in
East Coast Surf Kayak Competitions.  
His ranking made him eligible to compete in the
2008 World Cup of Surf Kayaking in Il de L'Oron, France

After making the 2005 US East Surf Kayaking Team,
he helped the team tie for second place at the
Worlds Surf Kayak Championships in Costa Rica.  
Russell has competed in World Championships in
Bakio and Mundaka, Spain in 2007,
Praia Santa Rita, Portugal in 2009, and
Nags Head, North Carolina in 2011.
He has won Second and Third Place Awards at the last two events in
Masters and Grand Master categories
Russell Buskirk
Web Design by Russell Buskirk
Davenport Landing, California
2011 Worlds Competition site
Nags Head, North Carolina
2011 Worlds Championships of
Surf Kayaking medals and
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse trophies*
* Designed and made by Russell Buskirk
2011 Worlds Competition Grand Masters Long Boat
Second Place Award
Photo by Denzil Pearce
2011Worlds  Grand Masters Short Boat Third Place
Photo by Denzil Pearce
2011Worlds  Grand Masters Short Boat Third Place Award
Photo by Denzil Pearce
2009 Worlds Competition
Praia Santa Rita, Portugal
Photo by Tom May
2009 Worlds Competition
Santa Cruz, Portugal
2009 Worlds Competition site
Praia Santa Rita, Portugal
Tailwaters Campsite
Gauley River National Recreation Area,
Surf trip with Chris Enlow
Short Sands, Oregon
Surf trip at Port Orford, Oregon
photo by Chris Enlow
2010 Surf City Surf Kayak Competition
Topsail Island, North Carolina
2007 Worlds Competition site
Mundaka, Spain
2007 Worlds Boat Check-in
Bakio, Spain
2007 Worlds Competition