On Friday August 17th, our O’Neill 365 Icon Audrey Meyer was stand up paddle boarding (SUP) around Manhattan (26.5 miles), to raise money for the benefit of several Autism foundations and Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) in the 6th Annunal SEA Paddle NYC! The classic course that Audrey did was a non-competitive adventure paddle around New York City. Hear about the event first hand from Audrey:
“It was awesome being in New York representing O’Neill and competing against top athletes from all around the world. We started on the West side of Manhattan Island paddling our way up the Hudson River finishing under the Brooklyn Bridge. The weather was nice in the upper 80′s, warm enough to wear my O’Neill Superkini.
Hell Gate was the biggest challenge for most with crazy wind, swirling currents, standing waves and commercial boats. You get it all and you get it when you’re fatigued. And the worst is that you still have almost a quarter of the race to go in those conditions. Tough paddle but great event!”
The SEAPaddle NYC’s annual gala, the White Water Evening for Autism, kicks off at 6pm at the Harbour Lights Restaurant at South Street Seaport’s third floor viewing deck.
The NYC SEA Paddle annually raised close to half a million dollars for Autism Awareness and the Surfers Environmental Alliance! Check out the video recap of the event and shout out to Sarah Son for making the video!
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