Chris Bertish is a motivational force of nature – IMPOSSIBLE Video

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Here is waterman legend Chris Bertish’s newest video on his inspiration – the ocean – and his driving forces that led him to cross the Atlantic Ocean, conquer giant surf and, ultimately, become the man he is today.  Begin this day on a high note.  Enjoy!

Chris Bertish’s video motivating others to believe in the value of preparedness, passion and success

Chris Bertish’s story is about so much more than just crossing the Atlantic solo on a stand up paddleboard of his own making.  His is a story about overcoming adversity.  In this brief video, Chris talks about drawing power from the things that motivate us.  For him, it’s that incredible body of water we call the ocean.  He asks us to keep reaching in to the well of our passions, prepare to the best of our abilities, visualize our eventual success and then go forth & conquer.

Chris’s 2018 schedule will take him around the world giving motivational talks and sharing his message.  We look forward to seeing him here in the States more frequently, maybe catch a wave or two together.  Stay tuned for more updates from this great waterman and the details unfold.  We’ll have them HERE for you at Standup Journal online.

Aloha, Chris.  See you soon!


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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.