REI Presents the Chris Bertish IMPOSSIBLE Sessions

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& Screening of Ocean Driven – The Day That Changed Big Wave Surfing

Northern California – October 26-28, 2015


REI Presents the Chris Bertish iMPOSSIBLE Sessions and screening of the gripping film Ocean Driven – The Day That Changed Big Wave Surfing.


Chris Bertish is a world-renowned big wave surfer, waterman, filmmaker, author and motivational speaker. In 2010, minutes after nearly drowning, Chris paddled into the biggest waves ever surfed to win the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational in Half Moon Bay. The adventure and accomplishment can now be relived through the gripping film Ocean Driven – The Day That Changed Big Wave Surfing that chronicles the moving story of overcoming life’s greatest challenges.

Today the adventure continues as Chris is preparing to embark on the FIRST EVER trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing, in which he will paddle over a marathon a day for 122 days straight from Morocco to Miami. The record-breaking voyage will begin in November of 2016.

Chris Bertish is pleased to visit Northern California this October and invites the public to join him at three special events. REI is pleased to present two iMPOSSIBLE Session presentations with Chris that will touch on valuable life lessons while drawing compelling parallels between surfing, business, life and sport on October 26 at REI in Berkeley and October 27 at REI in Mountain View.
Then on October 28, join the cast and crew of Ocean Driven – The Day That Changed Big Wave Surfing for a special screening at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, followed by a Q&A with Chris Bertish, Mavericks Founder, Jeff Clark and Ocean Driven director Nadia Tarlow. This special event will benefit Ocean Conservation.


Date: Monday, October 26, 7-8:30pm

Event: iMPOSSIBLE Berkeley – presentation with Chris Bertish
Location: REI – 1338 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Tickets: FREE – register online at


Date: Tuesday, October 27, 7-8:30pm
Event: iMPOSSIBLE Mountain View – presentation with Chris Bertish
Location: REI – Charleston Plaza, 2450 Charleston Rd., Mountain View, CA 90403
Tickets: FREE – register online at


Date: Wednesday, October 28, 7pm
Event: Ocean Driven Screening & Cast / Crew Q&A
Location: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118 Tickets: Available online HERE

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