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The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:44:47 PM »
Chris shoved off yesterday from Morocco - first stop the Canary Islands.  Pretty rad adventure. Fair winds and following seas ! http://chrisbertish.com/about-chris/

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 01:31:29 PM »
The link you supplied is just an advert for his motivational speeches. It includes such gems as "if you truly believe in something, set your sights on your goal no matter how big work hard at it, stay focused and never give up, you can achieve anything". What a load of sh&t. No matter how hard I work I'm never gonna beat Usain Bolt at 100m, am I? So stop this childish nonsense. There's a difference between motivated and deluded, and success in life depends on recognising that difference.

Instead, here is the link that describes his actually SUP crossing, I think:

http://www.thesupcrossing.com

I wish him the best of luck. He is very brave to take this on and it would be an astonishing feat.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 01:39:02 PM »
Come on Area 10, it works if you give 120%!
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 01:50:54 PM »
The link you supplied is just an advert for his motivational speeches. It includes such gems as "if you truly believe in something, set your sights on your goal no matter how big work hard at it, stay focused and never give up, you can achieve anything". What a load of sh&t. No matter how hard I work I'm never gonna beat Usain Bolt at 100m, am I? So stop this childish nonsense. There's a difference between motivated and deluded, and success in life depends on recognising that difference.

Instead, here is the link that describes his actually SUP crossing, I think:

http://www.thesupcrossing.com

I wish him the best of luck. He is very brave to take this on and it would be an astonishing feat.

LOL, yeah, you'd have to practice a hell of a lot!

You're spot on with the comment about the difference between motivated and delusional.

Nicolas Jarossay, who tried the same crossing last year wasn't prepared enough it seems. I was surprised he didn't have a plan for if his SUP boat capsized. Kind of luckyit wasn't worse.

Hope Chris is prepared. I wish him luck. That's really crazy. I need a beer or 7 after about 30 miles.




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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 02:25:15 PM »
Well, we spent 20th century trying to figure out the fastest way to cross the Atlantic. We can now spend the 21st century trying to find the slowest way.
It may be overhead to you, but it's waist high to me.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 04:18:10 PM »
If he can accomplish the crossing with a sup, that is going to be one tremendous and incredible feat. I salute people like this.
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 06:41:06 AM »
I wish him well and hope he makes it.

Why do this in December? This I do not understand.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 08:35:18 AM »
^ trade winds.

Nov/Dec also the best months for the wind north shore Brazil (coming from canary islands).

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2016, 10:05:16 AM »
No pictures of the board? Hope it's better than Jarossay's. That was certainly a delusional attempt..... ::)
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2016, 10:09:52 AM »

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 10:13:59 AM »
Here you go Bob. It looks similar to something else??????  Good to see he recessed the standing area. That'll help.
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It may be overhead to you, but it's waist high to me.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 02:02:44 PM »
This may be a stupid comment from an armchair quarterback...but that looks more like a standup boat than a standup paddleboard.
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 02:44:24 PM »
That board looks like Starboard made a Nicki Minaj special edition of the All Star.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 05:05:01 PM »
I'd expect anything designed to do this to look something like that.....not going to work on a stock 14'er....still takes huge big brass ones to cross the Atlantic solo....props.
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 06:38:02 AM »
Thanks Yugi 
 
I am getting pounded by storm after storm. Hard to believe the whole world is not being pounded.
It looks like he could have winds pushing him the whole way. I do see from windty that he can still
get caught in higher wind and sea as you can in any passage. Looks like a passage to set a sail
and do a major down winder. Hard to believe anyone wants to paddle that distance.

I hope he has success.

 


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