Exhaustion. Dehydration. Delirium.
It's not your typical feel-good event.


Created in 2007, the 25-mile paddle around Manhattan is one of the premier SUP and prone paddle events in the world.

An internationally renowned charity event, SEA Paddle NYC serves as the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance’s primary fundraiser. Through paddler fundraising, corporate sponsorship and ancillary events, it has raised over $2.84 million for environmental preservation and numerous autism non-profits. The event was recently honored as the “2013 SUP Awards Top Philanthropic Effort” by SUP magazine.

SEA Paddle NYC is a WPA sanctioned specialty event, and has attracted hundreds of participants from all over the world – including legends and pros like Gerry Lopez, Tom Curren, Joel Tudor, Jamie Mitchell, Kealii Mamala, Will Skudin, Mo Freitas, Candice Appleby, Seychelle Hattingh, Annabel Anderson and including young phenom Kai Lenny. Paddlers come for the one-of-a-kind physical challenge, the beauty of Manhattan and the camaraderie in paddling for a cause.


Every paddler is expected to raise a minimum of $1,000 for our beneficiaries, which include SEA and the following autism non-profits. SEA is continually seeking new beneficiaries that align with our mission and causes.


Surfers’ Environmental Alliance is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements inherent to the sport of surfing. Our goals are achieved through grassroots efforts, community involvement, education, and humanitarian efforts.

We engage in projects that strive to conserve the quality of our marine environment, preserve or enhance surf breaks, protect beach access rights, and safeguard the coastal surf zone from unnecessary development.