The Second Annual SEA (Surfers Environmental Alliance) Paddle around the island of Manhattan was held Monday, August 18, 2008 with 80 registered participants and is on track to raise over $100,000 for autism organizations including Autism Speaks. Among the participants were professional surfers Tom Curren, Darrick Doerner, Gerry Lopez, Keith Malloy and Darian Boyle.
Paddlers made the 28.5 mile trek through the waters of the Hudson and East Rivers, beginning at New York's South Street Seaport and finishing at the North Cove Marina in Battery Park.
With almost twice the number of surfers participating as last year, SEA Executive Director Andrew Mencinsky was upbeat about the turnout and excited to head out again next year.
SEA Paddle 2008 continues to accept donations through via PayPal account. Click here to donate.
For information on participating in or sponsoring Sea Paddle NYC 2009 please contact Andrew Mencinsky at 732-804-4096 or visit seapaddlenyc.org.
Highlights from the 2008 Sea Paddle
YouTube Video ~ 2 Minutes