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My Trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing - with Chris Bertish
Episode 776th September 2021 • SUPfm • Simon Hutchinson
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This week we're proud to feature Speaker, Author, Filmmaker, Conservationist and Ocean Pioneer, Chris Bertish.

Chris has scored a number of incredible achievements, including his legendary victory at Mavericks, the big wave Californian surf break.

In this interview we talk about his record-breaking 2016 crossing of the Atlantic by SUP which is captured in his newly released documentary 'Last Known Coordinates'.

We were able to grab some time with Chris, speaking to him from his family beach house in South Africa. Despite the odd loss of signal, we managed to capture a fascinating interview which showcased his uncompromising attitude and methodical approach, which has propelled Chris to so many epic achievements.

We talk about how to push your comfort zone and adaptability, being comfortable with change and not just surviving but thriving despite managing difficult and changing environments.

While we don't personally expect to be paddling the Atlantic anytime soon, we hope that this interview will give you the everyday inspiration to keep going, embrace spending time outside your comfort zone and really go all in for your passion, whatever it is.

Chris's next challenge is to wing-foil the Pacific in 2022 in his Transpac project making the first carbon neutral crossing from California to Hawaii and crossing 2750 miles of open ocean.

Chris Bertish Links

Instagram - www.instagram.com/chrisbertish

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChrisBertish

Web - www.chrisbertish.com

Impossible Sessions - www.instagram.com/impossiblesessions

Links for the Film

Watch on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lastknowncoordinates

Watch on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/last-known-coordinates/id1573469875

Website : www.lastknowncoordinates.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lastknowncoordinatesfilm

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lastknowncoordinatesfilm 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LKCfilm

Chris Bertish Foundation

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChrisBertishFoundation

Instagram - www.instagram.com/chrisbertishfoundation

This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard.

Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities.

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