The United States Rowing Association, known as USRowing, has added a new category to the sport — Coastal Rowing, open-water wave crafts that engage in beach sprints through the surf. The new class of rowing is inspired, in part by, the historic lifeguard rowing in South Jersey, birthplace of the surfboat. Read the full article by THOMAS SYKES for The Press of Atantic City.
With the International Olympic Committee’s consideration of coastal rowing’s acceptance as a sanctioned event by the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, USRowing turned its sights east of the Garden State Parkway. There it found its program coordinator, former national crew team member and Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard Daniel Garbutt.