Chris Bertish is the poster child for record breaking. Whether riding building-sized waves to win the 2010 Mavericks International or crossing the English channel by SUP (Stand Up Paddle) in under five and a half hours, he pushes the limits of what is considered possible and shows no signs of slowing down. Just this week, he embarked from Morocco on a record-setting attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by one-man unassisted SUP. With a 120 day goal for the projected 4,500+ mile route, he will essentially be paddling a marathon every single day. While his “board” is more like a high-tech canoe with a cabin, Bertish will have an extremely punishing trip ahead of him.
The route will carry him from Morocco to the Canary Islands, then on through open water until he reaches the islands of the Caribbean, followed by Florida. In a project five years in the making, Chris Bertish, partnered with companies like Carrick Wealth and Island Tribe to achieve the best possible plan and vessel for the journey. While he is personally interested in achieving the “impossible”, Bertish sets out on this adventure in the interest of charity. Money raised by the trans-Atlantic crossing will benefit children all around the world through the Signature of Hope Trust, The Lunchbox Fund, and Operation Smile.
You can follow along on his progress and read his captain’s log by visiting The SUP Crossing official website. We at Resource Travel wish him the best of luck and look forward to hearing about his adventures!