The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

The South African professional athlete Chris Bertish world first crossed the Atlantic in a small boat.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

He did not resort to outside help and at the same time most of the way was in an upright position. At the heart of the design of the boat lay a conventional surfboard.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

The champion was 4, 5 thousand. Nautical miles, starting from Agadir (Morocco) on December 6, and drew to the shore of the island of Antigua on March 9.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

It is known that the boat was equipped with solar panels, which made it possible to produce energy throughout the journey that took 93 days.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

Now Bertishu belongs to the record for the long single swimming during the day - he overcame 71, 96 miles being on the open ocean.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

Earlier Bertish already became the champion in other categories.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

So, he conquered the biggest waves ever recorded for surfing, 12:00 plied the ocean off the coast of South Africa, and even crossed the English Channel in just 5 hours 23 minutes.

The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard. The first person to cross the Atlantic on a surfboard.

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