Ocean City native prepares for world’s most challenging paddleboarding marathon

On Wednesday the rain held up in ocean city which made for a perfect day for one local man to train before he takes on one of the world's most challenging paddleboarding marathons in the big apple. 44-year-old Wayne Best  will be taking on the waters of Manhattan in a grueling 25-mile course that crosses over some of the world's most dangerous waters. And he's doing it all for charity. Best says he's trained all year for the race that's raising funds to support various autism and environmental causes that protect the waters off Long Island and beyond. 

"It's a very tough race its very challenging there's a lot of different water conditions especially in the Hudson river there's a lot of boat traffic there's just a lot of chop, there's  a lot of wind, a lot of current, it's a big body of water and it's pretty tough," said Best.

The race will take place on August 11th, and Best says he's hoping to finish the marathon in just under four hours.

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