Chris Bertish finally returns home after completing the first ever solo unsupported transatlantic SUP crossing, presented by Carrick Wealth

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 yesterday. , Earlier in the month, Chris became the first person to complete a solo, unsupported transatlantic SUP crossing. Amongst the attendees were Chris’ family, the 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, reaching the finish in the English harbour, Antigua on 9 March 2017.

Over R5 million has already been raised via the SUP crossing

Chris, 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.

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