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Manhattan Waters To Fill Up With Paddleboarders

A stand-up paddleboarder is seen on the Hudson River off the West Side - New York, NY - May 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

A stand-up paddleboarder is seen on the Hudson River off the West Side – New York, NY – May 29, 2010 – Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The waters around Manhattan will be filled with paddling surfers this morning.

It may look kind of odd, as WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports from Pier 40.

SEAPaddle NYC organizer Andrew Mencinsky says, “Yeah. These are called stand-up paddleboards.”

LISTEN: Levon Putney reports

Over 150 paddlers will be on what are basically oversized surfboards.

“Starting up the Hudson, past the Intrepid, then down all the way past the George Washington Bridge,” says Mencinsky.

They will go all way around Manhattan to the South Street Seaport.

It’s SEAPaddle NYC’s fourth year.

LINK: SEAPaddle NYC

Mencinsky says, “Fifty percent of our proceeds go to fund eight different autism organizations.”

They’ll be raising money by going 28 miles and about 5 and a half hours.

“It’s like running a marathon and then some,” says Mencinsky, who will be one of the brave men attempting this feat.