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SUP world record holder Bertish back in SA

2017-03-28 13:12
Chris Bertish (Mark Sampson)

Cape Town - Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, Big Wave surfer and SUP Guinness world record holder, was greeted by a massive crowd at Cape Town International Airport upon his return to the country on Monday.

Bertish, earlier in the month, became the first person to complete a solo, unsupported Transatlantic SUP Crossing.

Among the attendees included Bertish's family, media, a number of fans and project supporters as well as professor Tim Noakes.

Bertish set off on the greatest ocean adventure ever attempted from the coast of Morocco on December 6, 2016 and traversed 4 050nm/7 500km, paddling 1 944 000 strokes across the Atlantic Ocean for 93 days, to reach the finish in English Harbour, Antigua on March 9, 2017.

Over R5 million has already been raised via the SUP Crossing.

Bertish together with his team will continue to raise funds for several charitable organisations including The Lunchbox Fund, Operation Smile and Signature of Hope.

Bertish personally committed to funding one operation for a child in Africa through Operation Smile for every world record he achieved on this epic Transatlantic journey.

To follow Chris Bertish, get involved, donate and continue the adventure, click HERE  

Keep the conversation going with the official hashtag: #theSupCrossing, #StandUp

For more details on Chris Bertish visit the following channels:

· Website:

· Twitter: @chris_bertish

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