Stand Up 4 Change

Stand up 4 Change is a WPA Sanctioned competitive 6 mile ocean race and a non-competitive 1 mile kid/family race to benefit the Margate Business Association’s (MBA) Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program and MBA Children Fund. In addition, the 1 mile non-competitive race will provide an opportunity for the children  of “OCMC” to donate 100% of the money they raise to 6 local charities. The race will be part of  MBA’s  ”BEACHSTOCK” beach party which includes, live music, food and beverages, FREE surf lessons, a bonfire, outdoor movie and tons more. For a complete list of activities or more info please go to 


6 miles water start/beach finish

Competitors will form a straight line between 2 buoys in the ocean. Competitors will head in one direction for 1.5

miles, round a buoy, head in opposite direction for 3 miles, round buoy then head back another 1.5 miles thru original

starting buoys and surf in and run across the finish line in the sand. Paddlers must carry their paddles with them

across the finish line.

Sup Board Class for 6 mile race

1. 14ʼ length Class (men) No weight or board design restriction

2. 12ʼ6 length Class (women) No weight or board design restriction

3. Sup surf board Class 12ʼ2 Maximum Length No weight or board design restriction


Recreational Kayaks no restrictions


1. Open to men and women age 18+

2. Open to boys and girls 14+

3. We recommend all participants have prior paddling experience before entering the race.

Race Division

1. Sup, prone, kayak men and women 18-49 and 50+

2. Sup, prone, kayak boys and girls division 17& under.

Competitor Rules

1. SUP competitor must be standing while paddling once the race has started until crossing over the finish line. A

competitor is allowed to sit, lay or knell without making forward process. If competitor takes more than 5 strokes

while sitting, laying or knelling once the race has started, the competitor may be disqualified. The exception would

be safety reasons only.

2. Competitors should not engage in any unsportsmanlike action, gestures or verbalization to their fellow competitors,

officials or organizations. Any offense will result in disqualification of the offending competitor.

Prizes and Awards

1. Everyone in each age group category will receive a first, second and third place prize (TBD)

2. The first 75 people to sign up receive a free tee shirt

1 Mile Fun Paddle

Participants will form a straight line between 2 buoys in the ocean. Participants will paddle .5 miles in one direction, round buoy, head in opposite direction for .5 miles cross in between 2 buoys for finish line. This is open to all ages. A child can share a board with a parent , sibling or friend. 

Preregistration-check in

Please allow time to park. There will be a section where you can drop off your boards and belongings and then park. Some of the streets will be closed off due to the massive beach party which will follow the race. A shuttle service will be provided.  

Huntington Ave Beach 7:00am-8:30am

8:45 Meeting

9:00 6 mile race begins

9:15 1 mile race begins

Awards- 11:30

Party- 11:30am-10:00pm

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Dana Pallante5SUP Unlimited18-49Girl
John Panico7SUP 12'6"50+Mixed
Karen Mcmeekin14SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Laura Ashe29SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Kristi Panico33SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jeanne Orozco34SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Robert Demasco37SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Patrick Armstrong Jr40SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Justin Mcneill1SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kevin Mccarty2SUP 14'18-49Guy
Austen Sybert3SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andrew Giannascoli4SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kim Levins6SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
John Panico7SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Lewis Ostrander8Prone (All)18-49Guy
Micki Lees10SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jon Greenberg11SUP 14'18-49Guy
Edward Obrien12Prone (All)50+Guy
Miles Bloom13SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michelle Barbera15SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Evanne Ellenberg16SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Christine Cleary17SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Matt Hankinson18SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Mahoney19SUP 14'50+Guy
Karin Parks20SUP 14'50+Girl
Efstratios Pagidas21SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bruce Hunt22SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jim Karabasz23SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Andrea Kahikina24SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kevin Kahikina25SUP 14'50+Guy
Paul Giunta26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carl Tripician27SUP 14'50+Guy
Kevin Ashe28SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Tom Rickards30Sea Kayak18-49Guy
Brian Omalley31SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
David Castellani32SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeffrey Taylor35SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Zack Steiner36SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sven Peltonen38SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ben Schaible39SUP 14'18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Jun 28, 2014


Margate City, NJ