Mavs 2008

Mavs 2008

Miss the biggest best swell of the season by a week before you come!!!  What?

Hi my name is Chris Bertish.  I’m 33 years old and I have been surfing for over twenty years.  I started getting into surfing bigger surf in my late teens and have been going over to California and Hawaii almost every year since 1999 to surf the big, winter swells of the north Pacific, over Dec through Fan/Feb.

Since the 2000/2001 season when I paddled into Jaws and won the XXL Award for a wave I paddled at Todos Santos, I have been on and off the Mavericks Alternate’s list numerous times. Now let me tell you..It takes a hell of a lot to be put on the Alternate list at the Mavericks event, let alone make the cut..the elite top 24.

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2008 Big Wave Event

2008 Big Wave Event

Red Bull 08 was a whirlwind year…The event opening period went green and within days there was already a monster swell on the charts which was looking good for a greenlight swell! Could the event run literally days after the two month waiting window opened, were the organisers and contest owners ready for all systems go!

 

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