coa shore paddlePaddleboard Race and Fun Paddle to Benefit

Clean Ocean Action and Surfers’ Environmental Alliance

WHAT:  A paddleboard event to benefit Clean Ocean Action and Surfers’ Environmental Alliance. Enjoy fun in the sun and water at this multi-category paddleboard event, including stand-up paddleboard (SUP), prone, and kayak, along the Navesink River. This year’s fun activities will include: an 8 mile World Paddle Association sponsored SUP race with prizes for the top finishers, a 3 mile “Fun Paddle,” free SUP demonstrations, and free yoga class and SUP yoga demonstrations.

 

There will be ecofriendly crafts, face painting, and special educational activities by Monmouth County Parks System including seining and water testing. The event will conclude with a “Beach Sweep” where participants will learn the importance of clean coasts and beaches. A Pre-Party will be held at Molly Maguire’s Gastropub in Rumson, NJ on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6pm. In addition to live music, drink specials, and a raffle, Molly Maguire’s will donate 10 percent of all dinner sales to Shore Paddle.

WHO:  Standup Paddlers, Prone Paddlers, and Kayakers both experienced and new to the sport will participate in the event. The event is open to the public and is family friendly. Demonstrations and classes will be led by certified SUP and Yoga instructors from Ohanala yoga, T.J. Reilly Personal Training and Summa Love. 

WHEN:  Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00am-12:30pm                                                 

                9:00 am 8-mile WPA points sanctioned race                                        

                9:30 am 3-mile Fun Paddle

                10:00 am Yoga Class, SUP demonstrations, and crafts and children’s activities all free and open to public

WHERE:  Victory Park, Lafayette Street, Rumson, NJ 07760

WHY: Enjoy an active day on the water while helping to keep our coasts clean by supporting COA and SEA at this event. Funds raised will benefit both organizations’ water quality initiatives and safe beaches along the coast.

To register and for event updates, visit http://www.paddleguru.com/races/shorepaddle or http://www.facebook.com/shorepaddle  

For more information on Clean Ocean Action and our current projects, please visit http://www.cleanoceanaction.org 

Event Sponsors:  Two River Community Bank, Molly Maguire’s, Ohanala, and Monmouth County Parks System. Underwriting sponsored by Elaine Eadon with Heritage House Sotheby’s, Proflugent Technology, Green Sun Energy, Coastal Air Conditioning, Strategic Employee Benefit Services, The Painted Frame, Whole Foods, and Atlantic Bagel Co.

To find out more information on participation or about the event, contact Tory Woods at (732) 872-0111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.