Russell Haussermann

Job Title

Professional River Guide





With OARS Since


Russell Haussermann.


Monterey, CA

Current Location

Davis, CA

Offseason Gig

Full-Time Enthusiast

About me

I enjoy most things water related.

The Best Part of My Job

Shared excitement of the river and fostering the stoke.

How I found OARS

The river called unto me.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

The hike/swim/boulder-scramble up the Big Sur River Gorge is a fantastic summer excursion. When the weather is nice, the first big pool gets a bit crowded, but the more curious and capable can navigate farther upstream to secluded sun-soaked pools and beautiful surroundings.

Favorite River Tradition

Splashing a little water on my face and the back of my neck before the big rapids helps me get in the zone.

I Can’t Live Without

A big bottle of water.

My Fun Fact

I tie a pretty quick bowline.

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