One of the Conference guest speakers Chris Bertish, a South-African-born surfer, stand-up paddleboarder, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He won the Mavericks Big Wave Surf contest in 2009. In March 2017 he completed the first solo, unsupported stand-up paddle board (SUP) crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. He did it while supporting charitable organizations. While bringing the message that his soul purpose is to inspire the greatest potential in people. In order to do more, be better and live the best life possible with passion, purpose and to achieve their greatest potential while giving back and leaving a positive impact on the world.
Chris shifts boundaries and shatters perceptions of what’s possible while using his stories, business and adventures to inspire positive change and as as a force for good. In everything we do at Chris Bertish – I’mPossible, from surfing giant waves the size of four-story buildings, winning multiple Stand Up Paddle world records (and Guinness World Records), padding 7500km solo and unsupported across the Atlantic, to raising money for charity, inspiring audiences around the world and being and ambassador for positive ocean and climate change projects.
Chris’ soul purpose is to inspire the greatest potential in people. In order to do more, be better and live the best life possible with passion, purpose and to achieve their greatest potential while giving back and leaving a positive impact on the world.
 
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Before the trip