New Beginnings: Paddling from Morocco to Florida

Big wave surfer, stand up paddle-boarder, motivational speaker and adventurer, Chris Bertish is on another breath taking adventure. He is going to attempt the first solo transatlantic crossing paddling from Morocco to Florida, covering 7500km.

That's the equivalent of a half marathon a day for 120 days straight.

I think the reason why, and what its going to do and achieve, eclipses everything and that's the main crux behind it all.

Chris Bertish

Bertish says he has been planning this adventure for the past five years, and is now ready to finally put it into practice.

His paddling craft is being designed to withstand the currents and the Atlantic winds and cost R1.3 million. The design is similar to crafts that have previously navigated the transatlantic.

I put a lot of energy, planning and preparation in what i do to ensure positive outcome

Chris Bertish

The core goal for Bertish's adventure is to create a positive impact and to raise money three causes - hot meals for the Lunchbox Fund, life-changing surgeries for Operation Smile South Africa, and building schools for young children in need throughout South Africa through Signature of Hope.

He will begin his adventure mid-December and expects to make landfall 4 months later.

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