Chris Bertish to sign autographs at Demo Day of PPGs!

Chris Bertish homecoming Antigua
Chris Bertish arrives in English Harbour Antigua on Saturday, a little worse for wear and tear, but whole and happy. Success!
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Standup Journal is STOKED to announce:  Legendary waterman CHRIS BERTISH will be on site at Demo Day for the Pacific Paddle Games to meet paddlers and sign copies of our FALL ISSUE which features an unbelievable 12-page article on Chris’s iconic Sup Crossing.

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Chris Bertish – arriving in Antigua after having spent 93 days and 4,050 miles crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a stand up paddle craft of his own making. Photo by: Marco Bava

Meet the Waterman:  Chris Bertish at PPGs this Friday!

Chris Bertish is the guy who said nothing is impossible … and then he set out to prove it.  Besides being an motivated waterman and athlete, Chris is also an exceptionally inspired human being.  His passion for his causes, to raise money for needy children in South Africa, is what drove him across the Atlantic Ocean to finish is goal of being the first paddler to ever cross this body of water via paddleboard solo and unsupported.

His energy is big.  His faith in humanity even bigger.  Since his iconic crossing – which you can read about in Standup Journal’s FALL issue out on newsstands NOW – Chris has kept a hardy schedule of giving motivational speeches and working with others to protect the environment.  Chris is, in a nutshell, one helluva guy.

You get a chance to meet him!  If you are in Dana Point for the Pacific Coast Paddle Games this Friday, September 29th from 1PM-3PM look for Chris (beard now shaven) at the Standup Journal table signing autographs and meeting the masses.  We will have copies of the Journal featuring our 12-page spread on Chris to hand out FREE to the first 100 paddlers.

Standup Journal’s now historic issue featuring Chris Bertish, Richard Hallman, Jeff Clark & others can be found at Barnes & Nobel booksellers or a local surf shop near you!  Don’t miss another issue & SUBSCRIBE today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get this historic issue SIGNED by the legend himself.  We are STOKED to offer our readership this exclusive opportunity to be with Chris and wish for your meeting to be a fortuitous one.  A paddler among paddlers… what better place than the PPG’s to meet the a man like Chris?

Aloha & happy signing,

Evelyn O’Doherty
Online Editor



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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.