Chris Bertish, previous Mavericks Big Wave winner, motivational speaker, big wave surfer and holder of the world record for the fastest SUP crossing of the English Channel, is about to embark on yet another adventure. Chris is is attempting to break the 24 hour World Open Ocean SUP Record, that currently sits at 97 miles paddled in a straight 24 hour period.
Chris is aiming to break the 100 mile mark and hoping to achieve a total distance of 105 miles as he paddles non stop through the night tonight and all day tomorrow. The attempt is due to get underway at 17.30 South African time from Kommetjie in South Africa. Astonishingly Chris will be paddling through the night without the assistance of moon and in affect will be paddling blind for a period of 8 hours.
You will be able to track Chris as he attempts this incredible feat and as he makes his way along the West Coast of Africa and as he raises awareness and money for Miles for Smiles, a charity that helps children born with cleft palates. Chris has tweeted this morning that the record attempt will be going ahead and conditions at this moment in time are looking favourable.
To make a donation to Miles for Smiles you can follow the link here and if you want to track Chris as he undertakes this phenomenal challenge you can check in at the official tracker website. We wish Chris every success and hope the challenge passes smoothly and without incident. What do you make of the idea of paddling non stop for 24 hours and paddling in total darkness for 8 hours?