Sea Paddle NYC @OPC
History of the
Sea Paddle NYC
An internationally renowned charity event, The SEA PADDLE NYC serves as Surfers’ Environmental Alliance’s primary fundraiser. The Paddle and ancillary events raise money for environmental preservation and a number of non-profit autism organizations, bringing awareness to and supporting the causes closest to SEA’s core values.
Started in 2007, the 24 mile marathon paddle around Manhattan is acknowledged as one of the premier SUP events in the country. It’s raised ‘almost $4 million by drawing 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.
We continue building the SEA PADDLE NYC into an internationally recognized event, providing paddlers with a unique athletic challenge and the opportunity to make a huge difference with these important causes.
WHO WE HELP
Every paddler is expected to raise a minimum of $100 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
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.