At the moment Chris Bertish is in the USA as THE ONLY South African chosen to take part in the 2015/ 2016 Titans Of Mavericks Big Wave Event! He will be returning to SA on the 01st of November 2015.
TITANS OF MAVERICKS
TITANS OF MAVERICKS is the world’s premiere, high adrenaline, big wave surfing event. This one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break located near Half Moon Bay, only 20 minutes south of San Francisco and near the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. The 24 Titans will attempt to compete at the highest level of skill, risk and athleticism to stand out and effortlessly challenge these massive swells on the biggest and best day of the winter season.
Professional big wave surfers from across the globe will travel great distances to take part in the most risk-oriented event in North America. The only way into the event is to be selected by the Committee 5 and earn a spot to battle it out – heat after heat – and eventually beating every other Titans for the win. Each potential selectee will have to put his or her time in the water at Mavericks. If you prove to the Committee 5 members you’re capable, and have what it takes, you will have equal consideration among any of the possible competitors.
Chris Bertish,Cape Town, South Africa,Champion: 2010
South African big wave surfer won the title in 2010 with unbelievably large surf. Some say the biggest they’ve ever seen it. His skills as a true waterman gave Chris the edge and footing to take the title in 2010. His win in the heaviest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport has given Chris a special spot in the history of Mavericks. He continues to be a force in the line up around the world, and has turned to public speaking and is inspiring others to connect to the ocean daily.For more info read http://titansofmavericks.com/competitor/chris-bertish/
To the outside world, the life of a big wave surf pro and SUP world record setter is all about waves and sitting on the beach soaking in the rays, but the reality is a very different one. For surf legend, Chris Bertish, the year continues to heat up and shows no sign of slowing down. Not only is Chris travelling the world attending prestigious movie festivals for the premier of his film, Ocean Driven, he is also travelling South Africa launching his book, Stoked! Already a number 1 best seller and being invited to take part in the world’s “biggest” big wave events – Mavericks and the 11th Annual Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic SUP Edition, in Oregon.
“It’s just such an honour after all these years to still be seen as one of the top 24 in the World and to compete and ride alongside your childhood heroes, friends and legends. I dreamed it a long time ago and it’s so incredibly special to be still living it!” says Chris. “So very few people get to live, ride and chase their passions and dreams and even though it’s been a really difficult road, I would never change it for the world!”
Chris has just returned from the UK where his film Ocean Driven was premiered at the 2015 London Film Surf Festival. Ocean Driven: A day that changed big wave surfing is a documentary film about one man’s passion for the ocean, riding big waves, and how his courage, determination, focus and belief in himself and a never faltering belief in his dream, helped him rise to the very top of the international big wave scene and then beat the odds and the world’s best, on a day that redefined the sport of big wave surfing forever. With commentary from Kelly Slater, Greg Long, Mark Healy, Clark Abbey, Gary Linden, Carlos Burle and more, this inspiring story of one humble man’s journey to big wave stardom, will redefine the way you reach for your own dreams, be they on land or in the water.
His Film-Ocean Driven has already scooped numerous International accolades from the Best Feature film, Honour award and Audience Choice Award at various International festivals the world over.
“I’m super proud to have launched my film, Ocean Driven-The Chris Bertish Story, at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world, alongside movies by some of my childhood heroes, what an honour!” exclaims Chris. “ It’s been a long hard road over the last 4 years putting this film together, with the help of so many amazing people, friends and family. It’s pretty overwhelming to get to this point where it’s actually finished, it’s real and we’ve made the official selection into one of the premiere Film festivals around the world, I’m blown away. It just proves again, that if you really believe in something strongly enough and have the courage and heart to follow it through, you can achieve anything, this is another amazing dream come true.”
When Chris then returns to SA at the beginning of November, he will be prepping for SA fans to finally get the chance to see Ocean Driven at the Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2015, to be premiered at the Labia on the 12th of December.
For more info and to see when Chris will be coming to a place near you, for one of his super inspiring talks, to do a Book launch of his #1 Best seller- #Stoked! or to follow Chris on Twitter @chris_bertish and on Facebook @OfficialChrisBertish or visit his website www.chrisbertish.com
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