Polar Paddle 2018 - South End Surf N Paddle and ALO

Polar Paddle AND After-Party Potluck (suggested but not required)!

Just because winter has rolled around doesn’t mean you can’t still sneak out on the water for some fun. Throw on your wetsuits and booties, a wool cap and join us for a winter paddle race in the frigid (hopefully not frozen) waters of Barnegat Bay. 

Pre-register online and your race packet will be waiting.  All you have to do is sign the form and pay and you are all set.  Registration occurs at South End Surf N Paddle @ 220 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ starting at 11 am.  Race is an Noon one block over.  An easy walk.  There is plenty of parking at both at the shop and at the race start.

If the bay is too frozen then race will be postponed until sometime in late March.  When you pre-register you don't pay until race day / no obligation if you can't make alternate date.  But we are still hoping for February 3rd to work!

Check South End Surf N Paddle's website leading up to the event for up to date information and any adjustments to the race and to keep up with all of our shop events!


Your $40 race entry benefits - Alliance for a Living Ocean.  Alliance for a Living Ocean (A.L.O.) promotes and helps to maintain clean water and a healthy coastal environment through education and action.   http://www.livingocean.org/

What has ALO done?  Most recently helped spearhead the campaign to ban the use of plastic bags in Long Beach Township that other townships in NJ are now considering.  

Please email Sheryl @ spaynter12@yahoo.com to let us know if you are able to bring something for lunch or a snack so we can keep track of it.  

RACE DAY, Saturday, Feb 4, 2018
  • 11 am: Registration  @ South End Surf N Paddle
  • Noon:  Race Start @ Pearl Street and the Bay (one block over from shop)
  • Post-Race:  After the race join us at South End Surf ‘N Paddle (220 S Bay Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ  08008) to warm up and enjoy some hot dogs, hamburgers, hot beverages, and the award ceremony. 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Shana Gaskill3SUP Surfboard Over 9ft14+Girl
Micki Lees414' SUP & Under14+Girl
Jamie Whitesell7Prone (All)14+Guy
Colleen Panetta1112'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
John Robertson1214' SUP & Under14+Guy
Lawrence Goldstein1414' SUP & Under14+Guy
David Skwirut1514' SUP & Under14+Guy
Jo Ann Jankowski1912'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Sierra Fedder21SUP Surfboard Over 9ft14+Girl
S Diane Rickert Md23SUP Surfboard Over 9ft14+Girl
Russell Hill24Prone (All)14+Guy
Zeke Hill25Prone (All)14+Guy
Brian Robertson3012'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Dave Werner40Prone (All)14+Guy
Jon Coen4112'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Adam Sprague42SUP Surfboard Over 9ft14+Guy
Todd Page4312'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Artur Bielen4412'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Caroline Unger4512'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Thomas Smith46Prone (All)14+Guy
Brian Kuzmack4712'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
David Lamb4812'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Andrea Kahikina114' SUP & Under14+Girl
Kate Mcbride212'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
John Henkes5Prone (All)14+Guy
Kevin Kahikina614' SUP & Under14+Guy
Craig Blanken814' SUP & Under14+Guy
Tracee Van Brunt912'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Dave Allison10Prone (All)14+Guy
Lynda Cubelo1312'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Carly Scallon1612'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Zachary Weiner17Prone (All)14+Guy
Fergus Sloan18Prone (All)14+Guy
Richard Szalkowski2014' SUP & Under14+Guy
Bill Swezey Sr2214' SUP & Under14+Guy
Chris Larocca2612'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Rob Fioresi2814' SUP & Under14+Guy
Kenny Balcerski2914' SUP & Under14+Guy
Michael Jacobus3114' SUP & Under14+Guy
Kim Levins3212'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Daniel Nemeth3314' SUP & Under14+Guy
Richard Cubelo3414' SUP & Under14+Guy
Mary Sheehy3512'6 SUP & Under14+Girl
Ryan Oliver3614' SUP & Under14+Guy
Sean Kellershon3714' SUP & Under14+Guy
Jonny Skolnick3814' SUP & Under14+Guy
Brian Coen3912'6 SUP & Under14+Guy
Robert Fioresi27AllU14All

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

A race course around Mordecai Island, either one lap (2 miles) or two laps (4 miles) will test your cold weather paddling prowess. We’ll also have a fun paddle for those not so sure about the temperature. 
Drive over the bridge to LBI.  Turn right onto Long Beach Blvd.  Drive to the shop to register @ 220 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ  08008.  Race is one block over on the bay at Pearl Street.  Plenty of parking!


Feb 3, 2018


Beach Haven, NJ