NEW YORK - News 12 New Jersey meteorologist James Gregorio will join hundreds stand-up paddlers from all around the world in the 5th Annual SEA Paddle NYC today.

The event benefits the Surfers' Environmental Alliance (SEA) and several Autism awareness groups.

The 5 to 6-hour, 26.5-mile journey around Manhattan boasts participants from as far away as Germany, England, South America, Australia, Hawaii, California, North Carolina, Oregon and Florida all out to support SEA's important causes.

SEA Paddle NYC