Locals paddle 30 miles from Oceanport, N.J. to Manhattan

This event will be LIVE streamed. We invite everyone to send of off the morning of the event. To see the paddlers LIVE the day of go to this link on June 5th, 2021 at 9AM https://youtu.be/XCE_7kIUnng.

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Four local business owners will stand-up paddleboard (SUP) from Oceanport Paddle Club to the southern tip of Manhattan 30 miles away on Saturday, June 5, to raise money and awareness for several causes.

The paddlers — Chris Macioch of the Oceanport Paddle Club, John Majeski of SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch and SERVPRO of Hackensack/Little Ferry, Jeremy Julio of Last Bite Mosquito and Tick Control and Bryan Zinski of Summa Love, Surfing and Yoga — came up with the idea as a way to challenge themselves physically and mentally, all while supporting organizations they believe in. 

“We don’t think a paddle following this route has ever been undertaken,” Majeski said. “It will be a very difficult paddle battling winds, currents, rough water and shipping traffic in the Hudson River, but it will be worth it to raise funds and awareness for our important causes.”
Majeski is paddling for the Kortney Rose Foundation, an organization dedicated to eradicating pediatric brain tumors. Julio is supporting the Lyme Light Foundation, which supports children and young adults with Lyme disease and raises awareness about the illness. Macioch has chosen CASA of Ocean County, an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to advocate for the best interest of the vulnerable children in foster care. Zinski is paddling for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey, who aim to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

For more information on the teams’ causes and to donate follow the links to their personal pages below;

This journey is truly a team effort. Team members been planning for over a year and some have calculating the current speeds and optimal departure times and dates for several years.

Please check back for more details such as support team members, captains and other non paddling key teammates.

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To View the LIVE stream follow this link https://youtu.be/XCE_7kIUnng

Dear Paddlers, Boaters, Twin River, Raritan Bay and New York waterways community. We cordially invite you to send us off and/or greet us along our journey. We will be mustering at Oceanport Paddle Club 10 Riverside Ave, Oceanport, NJ (The Marina at Oceanport) on June 5th, 2012 at 8:45 ish. First stroke at 9:30! We will casually paddle out through the Shrewsbury and then get on pace at 10:40AM between Gunning and Sedge Island. There is talk of people leaving cars at Sandy Hook where a lot of people will exit so that they can drive their vessels back. Paddling against that current back is not advisable. Weather forecast is ideal at this point and we pray they remain as predicted!Based on forecast and current speed the team should get to the tip of Sandy Hook at around 12:30 PM. From there it will be a casual pace of about 15+ minute miles with a direct course to the Narrows. Pacing and timing the NY waterways so as not to arrive too early avoiding uphilling the EBB!!!We hope to see supporters along the way. https://oceanportpaddleclub.com/nj2nyc2021/#opc2nyc#oceanport#nyc#manhattan#sup#paddleboard#shrewsburyriver#newjerseytonyc#oceanportpaddleclub#summalove#summalovesurf#servpro#servproofeatontownlongbranch#lastbite#lastbitemosquito#opc#teamwork#riverlife#paddleboarding#jointhemovement#casaofocean#navesink#shrewsbury

Oceanport Residents pictured, from left, John Majeski, Bryan Zinski, Chris Macioch and Jeremy Julio enjoy a hometown sunset as they strategize how they will adapt their paddling techniques to different current and wind conditions which they might encounter on their stand-up paddleboard (SUP) journey from Oceanport, New Jersey to New York City which will take place on June 5th, 2021.
PHOTO COURTESY OF Chris Macioch
On April 26th the NJ to NYC team gathered on the shore of the Shrewsbury River, in Oceanport New Jersey, close to the starting of line of where their epic journey which will happen on June 5th, 2021, ultimately taking them to the southern tip of Manhattan. From left, Bryan Zinski, Chris Macioch, Jeremy Julio, John Majeski.
PHOTO COURTESY OF Bryan Zinski