Ocean Driven

A day that changed big wave surfing

Ocean Driven, a tale of overcoming obstacles as well as your own fears, inspiring viewers to never give up and lose sight of their dreams.

The Story of an Epic Waterman

There hasn’t been a more popular contest winner - anywhere - than Bertish at Mavericks in 2010. The 38-year-old South African is one of the most stoked, enthusiastic big-wave surfers on the planet...the set waves were:50-60 feet on the face, the largest ever for paddle-in surf contest...Bertish wound up having the day of his life....describing it as ‘scary beautiful.’
— Bruce Jenkins
There’s more to Chris in this story than just his burning desire to take on some of the biggest challenges in surfing and the world. Whatever his endeavor, he does not put himself at the center of it. He doesn’t see himself as a giant killer, but just an ordinary guy. He believes his means for achieving the remarkable is not special to him, but in a self-belief that lies dormant in all of us.
— Anton Louw, Zigzag Surfing Magazine

Chris Bertish was winner of the Mavericks 2010, during the biggest waves in surfing competition history. in 2017, he became the world's first person to stand-up paddle, solo and unassisted  across the Atlantic Ocean, raising support for charities and continuing to redefine possible.


Santa Cruz Waves
Good Times Weekly, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Patch

Surfer Today

Surfer's Village

Zigzag Surfing Magazine

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Grind TV

The Inertia

Magic Seaweed

Teton Gravity Research


and more...


Carte Blanche Feature


NPR Radio Interview with Kirby Scudder's Art Studio


Additional Features: TedX talks, NBC News, Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day, a wide range of surf sites and magazines, recent TV appearance on ABC's HN9 Youth Show, Cape Town, South Africa, and Waves for Change, South Africa as guest coach. The Santa Cruz, CA public television station has requested to play our film.

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