A Coastal Paddle for Good.

On Sunday, August 18, 2024, paddleboarders from across New England will gather at one of two launch points to participate in the
First Annual Conquer the Seacoast. As a charity paddle, this epic adventure up the New Hampshire coastline will raise support for the Jetty Rock Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation New Hampshire Chapter.

Choose Your Paddle Adventure.

This year’s Conquer the Seacoast paddle offers two courses. The Seabrook Run is a 12+-mile trek designed for more experienced paddlers.  While The Jennesss Run, at 4 miles,  is better suited for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Regardless of which paddle you choose, both groups will finish at Pirates Cove Beach in Rye, NH.

The Seabrook Run

The Seabrook Run is for experienced paddlers who are comfortable with being on the water for an extended period, and capable of navigating open-ocean conditions and shipping lanes.
12+ Miles

The Jenness Run

Just shy of 4 miles, the Jenness Run is a great option for beginner to intermediate participants who are looking for a more approachable paddle up the coast.
4 Miles

Please Read this Section for Paddle Fundraising Training Safety Requirements.

By registering for the Conquer the Seacoast Paddle, you agree to meet the following requirements.
  1. All participants are required to pay a $50 registration fee. The fee must be received before the registration closes on Sunday, July 21, 2024. In addition to registering, all paddlers must sign a paddle liability waiver.
  2.  By registering for the Conquer the Seacoast paddle, you agree to raise a minimum total of $250 for the Jetty Rock Foundation and Surfrider Foundation New Hampshire Chapter. All donations will be divided equally between the two beneficiaries. After registration, you will be instructed on how to create your fundraising page. 
  3. All participants are required to attend and complete a minimum of four (4) long-distance training paddles hosted by the Seacoast Paddleboard Club. The training paddles are hosted every Sunday at Pirates’ Cove Beach in Rye, NH, starting June 2, 2024. (*Exception: Experienced paddlers who live 60 miles outside of Rye, NH, may be exempt from this requirement. Please contact us to discuss)
  4.  All participants must have proper paddle and safety equipment, including a displacement Board (minimum length 12’6”), a leash, a U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD, and a marine whistle.

Do You Have a Question?

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take the time to review our FAQ section. The majority of the questions you’ll probably have about participating in this paddle are covered here. In the event we missed something, please contact us.

Do I need to be a member of the Seacoast Paddleboard Club (SPC) to participate in the Conquer the Seacoast Paddle?
No, you do not need to be an SPC member to participate in this event, but you will need to meet the standard requirements of this paddle, sign a liability release waiver, and pay the $50.00 registration fee.

How far do I need to paddle?
Depending on the course you sign up for, you must paddle between 4 miles (The Jenness Run) and 12+ miles (The Seabrook Run). Regardless of the paddle, you must meet the requirements outlined on this website.

How much is the registration fee?
All paddlers are required to pay a $50.00 registration fee. The money raised through registration fees helps the club manage costs associated with this event.

Are children under 18 allowed to participate in the Conquer the Seacoast Paddle?
Yes, children under the age of 18 are allowed to participate in our Conquer the Seacoast Paddle with a parent or guardian’s approval via a signed Liability Release Waiver.

Is this event open to all paddle craft, including kayaks?
No. The Conquer the Seacoast Paddle is specifically designed for stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), and prone paddleboards. 

Is the Conquer the Seacoast Paddle a rain-or-shine event?
Yes, however, we reserve the right to cancel this event for any reason. As a rule of thumb, we typically cancel paddles if there is any risk of thunder,  lightning, or threat of sustained winds greater than 15 mph. There is no rain date for this event.

Do I need specific equipment to participate in the Conquer the Seacoast Paddle?
Yes, we require all paddlers to use proper safety equipment (a leash, a PFD, and a marine whistle). You must also paddle a displacement board at least 12’6″ in length or longer. If you plan to paddle a prone board, that board must be at least 12′ long.

Why do I need to attend a Captain’s meeting before this paddle?
Our biggest priority is the safety of our paddlers. Therefore, all paddlers must attend a pre-paddle Captain’s meeting regardless of skill level. During this meeting, we review specific safety information, discuss our paddle plan, and take a head count to know exactly how many paddlers are on the water.

Launch Locations:
Beach Entrance at the end of Hooksett Street
Seabrook, NH

Paddler Check-In:
5:30 am – On Beach Check-In
Please check in with our paddle guides, and they will provide instructions.

Mandatory Captain’s Meeting:
5:45 a.m. On Beach
* All paddlers MUST have proper safety gear, including a PFD, Leash, and marine whistle. 

Paddle Time:
6:00 a.m. Paddle Starts

All paddlers should be ready to paddle by our designated start time.

Parking Note:
Parking at the beach in Seabrook is extremely limited. We strongly suggest you consider carpooling or getting dropped off with your gear. If you plan on driving, we strongly suggest arriving earlier than 5:30 am so that you can find space and attend our mandatory Captain’s meeting.

Launch Locations:
Jenness Beach State Park 

Rye, NH

Mandatory Check-In:
7:30 am – Surfrider Foundation Tent
Please check in with our paddle guides and they will provide instructions.

Paddle Time:
8:30 a.m.: All paddlers should be prepared to start paddling. Paddle guides will lead the Jenness pack out to meet the Seabrook crew. From there, both pods will paddle together up to Pirate’s Cove Beach to complete the run.

Parking Note:
Parking at Jenness Beach is extremely limited. We strongly suggest you consider carpooling or getting dropped off with your gear. If you do plan on driving, we strongly suggest you arrive much earlier than 7:30 am to ensure that you find a space. Parking on Route 1A is free, but if you decide to park in the beach lot, please don’t forget to pay the meter.