Bruckner Chase is an endurance waterman and ocean advocate whose 2010 solo, twenty-eight mile swim across Monterey Bay launched both the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and his own full-time career as an endurance waterman and ocean advocate committed to moving others from awareness to personal, sustainable action that benefits our oceans and our communities. Bruckner’s athletic career has included the most challenging land and aquatic events from his first Ironman distance triathlon in 1985 at age 19 to a 100-mile run in 1998. He competed as a professional triathlete in the late 80’s, and he has found himself at the front of every pack in every endurance sport he has taken on.