Stoked! by Chris Bertish may save you
Johannesburg - If a lack of money is the only thing holding you back from pursuing the thing you love, you need this book in your life.
Stoked! is a the story of how a skinny little kid from Kenilworth in Cape Town managed to travel halfway around the world -- without sponsorship -- and then proceed to take on the world of professional surfing to become one of the biggest names in the world. It's the story of SA-big wave surfer Chris Bertish and it could not be more South African in any way.
According to his publishers, Mr. Bertish is the first South African to brave the monster waves of Mavericks. Not only did he survive the biggest and heaviest waves recorded in the history of the sport, by Mr. Bertish actually went on to win the Mavericks at a Big Wave Invitational surfing event.
Mr. Bertish's mantra is 'Dream it, See it, Believe it, Achieve it". In his book, he tells of death-defying antics, overcoming overwhelming obstacles and being part of seemingly random twists of fate.
According to him, Stoked! is a book which proves that nothing is impossible, unless you believe it to be.
The work also lists Mr. Bertish's world first achievements and records in other sports, including, Adventurer of the Year awards and the Open Ocean 12-hour-distance race.
With his vast amount of experience in rising to the challenge, Mr. Bertish is also an inspirational speaker and can be contacted for such events.
Watch the incredible story of Chris Bertish, in the video below.