Billabong Pro, JBay 2010

Billabong Pro, JBay 2010

What an incredible weekend, in an amazing country!  Friday evening started off with myself, Bobby Martinez, Timmy Reyes and Jordy Smith doing a signing in Port Elizabeth.  Saturday, the sun was shining down on us Saffas…as it always is… the surfers at JBay joined in with the locals  in true spirit to voice our concerns over the very sad plans to build a nuclear power plant on precious land… and what a show it was…

The heats were superb and everyone was blowing vuvuzelas from the beach in support of Jordy Smith, O’neill Team rider and South African sensation

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Surfer Magazine July 2010

Surfer Magazine July 2010

SA Surf Awards, Durban, July 2010

SA Surf Awards, Durban, July 2010

The 4th annual SA Surfing Awards went off in classic style on Sunday evening (4 July) at Suncoast Casino in Durban. The 80’s themed gala event drew the who’s who of SA surfing in a neon celebration. SA surfing legends were honoured and the very best SA surfers were given their due. The chief award of the night, the ‘SA Surfer of the Year Award’, went to SA’s next great hope for a world title, Jordan Michael Smith.

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Latest Update from Chris

“Against All Odds”

The 2010 Mavericks Champion Story

by Andy Davis

The dream could have ended with an air hostess in Detroit. In her mid-thirties, long brown hair, attractive in a milfy kind of way, let’s call her Joyce. In front of Joyce is Chris Bertish, his only baggage is a wetsuit slung over his shoulder and a laptop bag. Apparently his board has been checked straight through from Cape Town to San Francisco. He’s totally broke. On the verge of financial ruin. All his credit cards maxed out, his overdraft too. He has just R450 to his name. He borrowed money from his brother Greg for the airfare, a further R5000 from one of his mates to pay for the re-booking fee. For the last three weeks he’s been on standby, waiting to fly out at a minute’s notice. It’s the busiest time of the year for his business. He’s drained, jet-lagged, dog tired. And now Joyce is telling him that his ticket to San Francisco, the final leg of the journey, has not been confirmed, the flight is full, there are another 10 people on the waiting list, and the plane is boarding.

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Panorama

PANORAMA

Milk and Hunni

Milk & Hunni May/June 2010

Zig Zag Feature April 2010

Zig Zag Magazine April 2010, Chris Bertish 8 page Feature

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Surfer Mag

Surfer Mag May 2010

Mail and Guardian

Mail & Guardian:  Top 200 Young South Africans you have to take to lunch… 2010