Book: "Stoked" by Chris Bertish
This book was 1 of 4 during our Birthday Month promotion in April.
Chris Bertish, from Cape Town South Africa, rides waves the size of four-story buildings for fun. Winning the Mavericks Big Wave International surfing event in 2010 (where the waves were the biggest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport!) as well as having a World Record for stand up paddling 320km up the South African West Coast in 2012, it doesn't stop there for Chris! He now has his eyes on paddling across the Atlantic Ocean, alone with his custom built SUP.
"We all have dreams..If you have a dream, find the courage to follow it and have the self belief to know you can follow it through..as Nothings Impossible, unless you believe it to be." - Chris Bertish
Chris shares his story of how he traveled halfway around the world, no sponsorships involved, to outperform the world's best professional athletes on a day that changed his life, and the sport of big-wave surfing, forever. Overcoming overwhelming obstacles and pulling off the impossible in order to achieve his goals and fulfill his dreams.
"I have been fortunate to meet some quite remarkable sportsmen and women in my life. A few stand out as being beyond extraordinary, Chris is one of them. This book tells his story. Read it and marvel." - Professor Tim Noakes
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