The Teulade brothers take on the SEA Paddle NYC with OXBOW Sup

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Watch the Teulade brothers from France take on Manhattan in this iconic video from this year’s 2017 SEA Paddle NYC.  The brothers charge the turbulent waters of New York City’s East, Harlem and Hudson Rivers for OXBOW Sup to take a chance at being NYC’s greatest paddle champions.

 

 

SEA Paddle NYC 2017 and the boys at the front of the pack

OXBOW sends only its most stalwart of warriors to test the waters around Manhattan.  In 2017, in order to showcase the gleaming new lines of OXBOW’s racing designs, the Teulade brothers took up the challenge to race up the East River – through Hell’s Gate – to make the turn onto the Harlem River.  The course then runs up to Columbia University where paddler’s duck under the train bridge to where the rivers connect to stand on Manhattan’s greatest tributary, the Hudson River, and battle the winds and current another eight miles to the finish.

This 24-mile course is arguably one of the hardest in the sup racing scene due to conditions, currents, boat traffic and more.  But, with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop and moments like paddling under the George Washington Bridge or through Hell’s Gate, it is a rite of passage you’ll never forget.

Get on the list for the 2018 SEA Paddle NYC event and WATCH the Teulade brothers charge the island’s perimeter in this iconic video from OXBOW.  Aloha!

 

 

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.