Annual Aroud Centre Island Challenge
August 20th 2021
Athletes gathered on the shore of Bayville’s West Harbor beach at the crack of dawn on Friday morning as they prepared for the 7-mile open water stand up paddle board and kayak event that would take them around Centre Island’s rocky coastline. Perfect weather and calm seas accompanied the vessels as they crossed over from Turtle Cove in the Long Island Sound and then back into Oyster Bay Harbor for the final stretch.
This astonishing event not only brought out competitive athletes but also causal thrill seekers, The best part was that all proceeds went to benefit the Waterfront Center and the Oak Neck Youth Athletic Council. This will no doubt guarantee more youths will be on the starting row for next year’s annual event.