Chris Bertish is officially in the record books. The surfer became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo, unassisted and unsupported, on a stand-up paddle board.
All in all, he traveled 4-thousand-500 nautical miles from Morocco to Antigua and it wasn't exactly an easy trip. Over the 93-day journey, he encountered everything from equipment troubles to sharks.
This trip wasn't all for the glory, though. Bertish set out to raise enough money to build at least five schools in South Africa, provide monthly dividends to feed and educate thousands of children and pay for surgeons to carry out cleft lip and palate operations. He teamed up with Signature of Hope Trust, the Lunchbox Foundation and Operation Smile and managed to raise over $412-thousand.