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Greg Bertish

Big Wave Surfer, Lifesaver, Businessman,  Humanitarian, Heart Patient, Survivor.

In the year 2000, 30-year-old Greg Bertish picked up a rare tropical bacteria that attacked his heart valves.

Over the next seven years, Greg underwent two open heart surgeries, re-infections and spent nearly 200 days in hospital.

As a heart patient he has gone on to become SA Champ in Lifesaving & SUP, get National colors in Stand Up Paddle boarding and surf some of the biggest waves in the world.

He is the founder of the Sharkspotter Program, , the Paddle 4 Presents Event and the Little Optimist Project.

“I love to inspire and help kids. I want them to know that being Fine, is actually Fantastic. I want to help them survive and thrive, and I want to help them shift their own perceived realities.”