The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most iconic landmark of the United States, so what better way to take in her size and beauty by paddling alongside ‘Lady Liberty’ with your SUP. On your way to the Statue of Liberty, you will enjoy the breathtaking skyline of Manhattan including the Empire State, Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and best view of the Battery and downtown NY.
There is a security zone around the statue but a paddle to the Statue of Liberty is the definition of freedom. Paddling boarding the Hudson River offers a truly unique way of experiencing New York.
This advanced level paddle offers incredible views of the breath-taking Manhattan skyline, and an uncommon moment of peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
WHICH PADDLEBOARD TO TAKE?
This advanced level SUP route has been recommended by Red Paddle Co friend, Noriko Okaya who regularly paddles her 14’0 Elite paddle board on the Hudson. Noriko has a passion to go fast and is regularly competing in SUP races around the world on this board.
For a more detailed review of paddling in and around the big apple check out her article The Joy of Urban Paddling.
There are a number of parking lots near pier 84.
Launch along the Hudson River either on the Manhattan or the New Jersey side of the river depending on how long you would like to paddle.
The best options on the New Jersey side are Surf City and the food stands in Hoboken. If you are paddling on the Manhattan side the Grand Banks and Frying Pan are great options offering some incredible seafood and views on the riverside. They are all accessible from the water but open only for the warmer months.