Treasure Island Pirate Paddle IV 2018

Welcome to the 4th Annual Treasure Island Pirate Paddle. For the fourth consecutive year this SUP, Prone, and OC1 race will take place on the beautiful Manasquan River along the shores of Point Pleasant, Brielle, Brick, and Wall Township. For 2018 the event will feature several races; a 7-Mile Elite WPA sanctioned (points) race, a 3.5-Mile Recreational Race, a 1.5 Mile Fun Paddle, a 1/2-Mile Kid's race, and a Team Relay Race. Directly following the last race there will be awards at beautiful Riverfront Park and an after-party (location to be determined). Net proceeds will be donated to benefit The St. Peter School, a local K through 8 school in nearby Point Pleasant Beach. 

Some Important Information:
There will be no onsite race-day regisration. Pre-registration is required. This will eliminate delays and confusion on the morning of the race. The event will launch out of Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant. There are bathroom facilities and parking on the premises and along the street. This will be a WPA sanctioned points race. All WPA racing rules and regulations will apply. 

WPA Safety Regulations for 2018: 
All paddlers 14 and over must wear a USCG approved type III PFD or have one attached to their board. Leashes will be required for all SUP paddlers per the latest WPA regulations. All children 13 and under must wear a vest type PFD and use a leash. No exceptions. This year we will also be enforcing a time limit for each race. Racers that have not crossed the finish line by the time limit will be required to board a support vessel. 

Due to one minor channel that needs to be crossed at the very beginning of the course, the race directors have decided to use a "beach" start for each race. Before the start of the race, each racer will cross the channel and line up along the east facing shore of Treasure Island. Therefore, at the start of the race there will be no channel crossing required. 
Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Committee.

Special Note on Parking:
Riverfront Park is located along the Manasquan River in Point Pleasant, but it is also adjacent to a residential neighborhood to the south and west. Along the east side is a multi-family residential complex. The town has asked that the participants of this event take special care in respecting the properties of the surrounding neighborhood. There are limited parking spaces on the Riverfront Park site, therefore this event will also require some on-street parking. Please respect property owner's driveway access and municipality parking regulations. 
Also, upon entering the parking area, please enter thru the east entrance, drop off your equipment, and exit on the west end of the lot. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation. 

A Word on Safety:
We are taking every precaution possible to assure the absolute safety of each and every paddler regardless of age and experience. PFD's and leashes will be required and we will have support boats nearby at all times. Depending on tide and wind there may be potentially dangerous currents along certain portions of the course, especially at bridges and narrow channels. While there will be a shorter 3-mile recreational type race, this is still not an event for first-time paddlers. We ask that each paddler exercise common sense and caution while participating in this event.

For Additional Information:
contact Rich Bubnowski at / tel: 732-330-2760 / 732-701-4900
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or view our website at
We will continue to add event information on these sites up until race day.

Interested in Volunteering?:
contact Rich Bubnowski at / tel: 732-330-2760 / 732-701-4900

Optional Pre Check-in on Friday (TBD):

Where to Stay?:
The Crystal Point Inn right along the Manasquan River offers double occupancy rooms at an affordable price (approximately $89) just 1 mile west of the race site at 3900 River Road, Point Pleasant. tel: (732)899-3444 /
Also in the area:
-Pelican Point Motel, 210 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
-Surfside Motel, 101 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach 
-Sand Pebble Motor Lodge, 905 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach

Due to a tremendously positive response over the last three years and an average of 155 registered paddlers each year, we reserve the right to close Registration a few days early if needed. For 2018 we expect to attract over 200 competitors so please register early to guarantee yourself a spot. Once again there will be no walk-on registration available, except for the Kid's Race and the Relay Race. Thank you for your cooperation and support. For those of you that paddled in 2015, 2016, and 2017 thank you for helping to make our first three years amazing and for those of you racing here for the first time, best of luck and we can't wait to see you all at the 4th Annual Treasure Island Pirate Paddle!


  • Pre Check-In, (Location to be Determined)
        RACE DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am:  Check-in (No Walk-on Registration will be available)

  • 9:00 - 9:15 am:  Pre-Race Meeting / Blessing / National Anthem

  • 9:30 am:  Racers in the Water

  • 9:45 - 12:15 pm:  1.5-Mile Fun Paddle, 3.5-Mile Recreational Race & 7-Mile Elite Race Begin (5 - 10 minute offset between races) 

  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm:  Kid's Race Begins

  • 1:15 - 2:15 pm: Mixed Team Relays

  • 2:30 - 5:00 pm:  Awards & After Party

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Tim Piemonte114' SUP & Under40-49Guy
Richard Bubnowski214' SUP & Under50-59Guy
Andy Seyr314' SUP & Under40-49Guy
Mark Panetta414' SUP & Under50-59Guy
Guy Peterson714' SUP & Under60+Guy
Jennifer Panetta814' SUP & Under40-49Girl
Spencer Bailey914' SUP & Under40-49Guy
Patrick Kennedy10Prone (All)18-39Guy
Johnny Garcia1214' SUP & Under40-49Guy
Richard Szalkowski1314' SUP & Under40-49Guy
Josette Lata1614' SUP & Under40-49Girl
Jay Stewart5SUP Raceboard40-49Guy
Brian Macrae6SUP Non-Raceboard18-39Guy
Matt Petrosky11SUP Non-Raceboard40-49Guy
Jason Skidmore17SUP Non-Raceboard40-49Guy
Erica Bacsardi14AllOpen (All Ages)All
Jennifer Ahearn15AllOpen (All Ages)All
Sara Ike18AllOpen (All Ages)All

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Manasquan River along the shores of Point Pleasant, Brielle, Brick, and Wall Township.


May 19, 2018


Point Pleasant, NJ