chris bertish Transpacific Wing Project
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Chris Bertish has just announced the Transpacific Wing Project!


Half Moon Bay, California (17 February 2021) – Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, author, big wave surfer, Guinness SUP World Record holder and Conservationist, announced plans to embark on the Transpacific Wing Project, the world’s first solo, wing foil, transpacific crossing in June 2021.

Today an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign was launched to amplify the adventure and to help get the project funded, which is in support of education, conservation and sustainability.

The two-month-long record-setting Transpacific Wing Project follows Bertish’s world first, 2017 solo, unsupported, Transatlantic Stand up paddle Crossing that garnered global attention and raised money for multiple global charities. For this next adventure, Bertish will solo wing foil 2,850 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Half Moon Bay, California to Oahu, Hawaii. The journey will require Bertish to complete the equivalent of more than two full marathons per day, winging a minimum of 8-12 hours per day, for over fifty days, unsupported and completely unassisted.

The Transpacific Wing Project craft was custom built for Bertish’s 2017 solo, stand up paddle journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The craft has been updated and significantly modified for the Transpacific Wing Project with the additions of purpose-built hydrofoils, the most advanced satellite communication systems, radar, GPS technology and multiple sized powerful wings, which he will be standing and holding to harness the wind and help power him on his journey across the Pacific.

“This is a perfect time to remind ourselves and the world that we are all far stronger and more resilient than we realize,” commented seasoned waterman, Chris Bertish. “Not only can we navigate the change and the challenges of this pandemic, but we can all accomplish anything we set our minds to.”

The Transpacific Wing Project was created to provide hope during challenging times and inspire audiences to overcome the seemingly impossible obstacles and turbulent times in life, to be able to achieve anything, even the seemingly impossible. The project will raise funds and awareness for multiple charitable organizations and global initiatives including Operations Smile, Conservation International and ocean education and sustainability programs, all through the Chris Bertish Foundation, created to build awareness, give back and be a beacon of inspiration and positive change for youth and for the world.

To get involved and join the adventure, visit the Transpacific Wing Project at

Sources: Chris Bertish 
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