International Inspirational Speaker, Big Wave Surfing Mavericks Champion, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Guinness World Record Holder
Chris Bertish is a South-African-born surfer, stand-up paddleboarder, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He won the Mavericks Big Wave Surf contest in 2009. In March 2017, he completed the first solo, unsupported stand-up paddle board crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. His impact in leading paddleboarding media efforts has helped popularize the sport by moving it to the forefront of many media outlets.