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
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.