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May 15, 2021

Surfer Becomes First to Cross the Atlantic on a Paddleboard

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Ninety-three days, 4600 miles, and almost 2 million strokes. That’s what it took Chris Bertish to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle (SUP) board.

“It was pretty radical, pretty incredible, driven by a passion and a purpose greater than yourself—and that powered me to get through everything, day in and day out,” said Bertish in a Skype interview with National Geographic.

Beginning off the coast of Morocco, he travelled for 93 days to reach English Harbour, Antigua, where he arrived haggard and grateful to still be standing.

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