The Stand-Up Paddleboard Marathon is Coming!
One of the world's toughest and most unique sporting events, SEA Paddle NYC, will draw over 120 paddlers, 60 volunteers, and countless supporters and elite athletes from all over the world to stand-up paddle their way around the waters of Manhattan in a grueling, 25-mile course. All through an organization in Monmouth County!
This amazing endeavor's purpose is to raise funds in support of the Surfers' Environmental Alliance (SEA) of Monmouth County to help various autism and environmental causes.
The paddleboard marathon takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3rd. The race begins at 8 am at Brooklyn Bridge Beach and paddlers cross the finish line at Chelsea Piers around 1 pm.
If you're on the water in a boat during that time frame in that area, you will see all the paddlers with the NYC skyline in the background. It's quite a sight.
To date, SEA has raised close to $3.35 million for charities desperately in need of funding. SEA works throughout the year on projects that ensure clean and safe access to our beaches and waterways. Surfers' Healing and Autism Family Servies of NJ pair up each year to enable children with Autism and their families a chance to enjoy the surf and access resources.
The non-profit Surfers' Environmental Alliance (SEA) is based in Monmouth County and is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements that are inherent to the sport of surfing. SEA's goals are achieved trough grassroots efforts, community involvement, education and humanitarian efforts.
For more info on SEA, the SEA Paddle NYC and the organizations they help, CLICK HERE.