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SA surfer breaks world record

2013-12-18 12:35
Chris Bertish (File)

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2013-12-18 10:04

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Cape Town - South African big wave surfer Chris Bertish has set a new world record by Stand Up Paddling (SUP) for 130km in 12 hours.

VIDEO: Chris Bertish on attempting to break the world record

Bertish visited Sport24 earlier this week before he attempted to break the record.

He shared the news via his official Twitter account on Wednesday:

"New World Record set: Open Ocean12hour distance SUP Record130km With the most powerful tool we all have,we can achieve anything:Self Belief!"

Bertish paddled non-stop for 130km from Kommetjie to Langebaan on the West Coast.

The previous record was 120km.

Yesterday was priceless, one you work towards for years! A day tht required all my selfbelief/determination & Courage - @chris_bertish

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