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Chris Bertish Joins the Body Glove Family
Body Glove International, a leading watersports and outdoor active brand since 1953 has announced the signing of legendary athlete, speaker and philanthropist Chris Bertish as an official ambassador. The South African born Bertish holds numerous Guin...
Chris Bertish’s Transatlantic Crossing: Arrival
Earlier this month, Chris Bertish made history as the only person to standup paddle across the Atlantic Ocean. The feat has received international media attention and congratulations from prominent individuals including entrepreneur Sir Richard Bra...
Chris Bertish Successfully Completes the Transatlantic SUP Crossing
On the morning of March 9, Chris Bertish became the first person to standup paddle across the Atlantic Ocean. His wife, brothers, friends, media and supporters were all on hand to celebrate the momentous achievement as he came in, hooting, hollering...
Chris Bertish Starts the Crossing
After six months of preparation and a few weeks in Morocco, setting up and waiting for the right weather window, Chris Bertish has paddled his modified SUP, the ImpiFish, out into the Atlantic, with the intention of making landfall on the other side...
Chris Bertish Sets New Record
Professional speaker, waterman and adventurer Chris Bertish is a very determined man. And his latest adventure proves it. Chris has been working to set a new record for open ocean riding, as part of a project to raise funds and awareness for Miles fo...
The Okavango SUP Expedition
The Okavango SUP Expedition was initiated by Mavericks Champion/SUP World Record holder & Inspirational Speaker Chris Bertish this April. He lead a team of Intrepid Explorers on the first ever SUP Expedition through the wild and rugged, area NG32...
Chris Bertish Paddles 130km in 12 Hours
South Africa’s Wild Man Chris Bertish is renowned for his daring life and his love for adventure. He is the first guy to paddle in (not tow) at Jaws in 2000, winning Maverick’s Big Wave Invitational in 2010, in the biggest wave in recorde...
The Trans-Atlantic SUP Project
The Trans-Atlantic SUP Project is an ambitious initiative by Chris Bertish, a well known ocean athlete. It is a daring try to standup paddle across the Atlantic Ocean. And, as Mavericks winner, Chris, says, there is no room for "can't"...