On June 5th, 2021 Bryan Zinski (40) will be paddling (SUP) 30 miles from the Oceanport Paddle Club to the tip of Manhattan to raise funds and/or awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bryan truly believes in the organization and the work they do for children who need positive role models.
This arduous paddle will begin at Oceanport Creek in the Shrewsbury River, head into Sandy Hook Bay, follow the dangerous Ambrose Shipping Channel, pass under the Verrazano Bridge, head up the Hudson River, and finally arrive at Lower Manhattan. During this 30-mile journey, paddlers will experience everything from calm backwaters, extremely rough bay conditions, wind, currents, and dangerous shipping traffic.
About Bryan Zinski
Bryan resides in Oceanport with his wife Gina who loves to paddle as well and their two children, Sadie (3) and Jackson (10 months). Bryan is the founder/owner of Summa Love Surfing & Yoga with over 16 years in business and co owner of Oceanport Paddle Club with business partner Chris Macioch. His goals are to stay healthy with enjoying an outdoor lifestyle as long as possible, raise a healthy family and to diversify.
Bryan has been Stand Up Paddling (SUP) for about 10 years. He completed SEA's 28 mile paddle around Manhattan in 2017 but never a paddle this far with open ocean conditions. He is a life long die hard core surfer with over 30+ years of surfing experience from all over the world. He is a board member of Surfer's Environmental Alliance who raise money for important events for children with autism, cancer relief funds and ocean testing. Bryan truly believes in this cause of supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters that will help aid positive life changes for our local children in need!