Chris Bertish is a Big Wave Surfing Mavericks champion; Stand Up Paddle Boarding Guinness World Record Holder and Ocean Pioneer.
He recently redefined the concept of Extreme Adventure by becoming the first person ever to Stand Up Paddle across any ocean. Defying all odds, Chris paddled 7500km – solo, unsupported and unassisted – for 93 days, across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco, Africa to Antigua in the Caribbean. This is a truly unparalleled global feat!
By conquering this challenge, Chris showed the world that we all have the power to overcome the impossible. His philosophy is one of positive change – starting with ourselves; we can make a difference
to others and the environment. This is the message Chris shares in all his talks and public appearances.
From Chris’s motivational and Inspirational speaking messages, to the charities he supports – it’s all focused around making the impossible, possible. In fact, everything he does is aimed at inspiring people to be at their best and be the change they want to see in the world.
Known to inspire, educate and motivate audiences by sharing his captivating experiences, Chris delivers a spellbinding and captivating narrative complimented by a powerful audiovisual presentation that will blow you away.
The Sup Crossing-Go the Distance
There has never been a solo expedition so wild, extreme and hazardous that, as Red Bull, Nat Geo and the New York Times said, “Redefined Adventure!” But not only did Chris’s incredible SUP Crossing transcend the limits of what was thought to be humanly possible, by paddling a modified Stand Up Paddleboard, solo and unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean, but it was the Why he did it and the millions of lives that he changed, while inspiring a generation around the world that makes this story so powerful and profound.
In Chris’s latest and most impressive talk yet, which is receiving standing ovations globally, The SUP Crossing – Go the Distance talk, Chris delivers a spellbinding and captivating narrative complemented by a powerful audiovisual presentation that will blow your audience away and leave them both inspired and breathless.
In March 2017 Chris completed his most daring challenge yet by becoming the first person to cross
the entire Atlantic Ocean (over 7500km) on a Stand Up Paddleboard over 93 days and 93 grueling nights, solo & unsupported. In doing so, Chris dared to achieve what most perceive to be impossible.
This talk will inspire, educate and motivate audiences by sharing his incredibly captivating stories, lessons and learnings.