August 14, 2007
On August 13, 2007, Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) hosted SEA Paddle NYC, the first-ever 28-mile surf paddle around the island of Manhattan, NYC. The paddle was the second piece of the two part event to raise money and awareness for autism. Surfing legends Gerry Lopez and Darrick Doerner participated in both parts of the event. All proceeds were given to Surfers Healing, Autism Speaks, New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (NJCOSAC) and SEA.