Man Circumnavigates Shelter Island on SUP

Shelter Island Reporter: Richard Ruscica, a carpenter and licensed guide in hiking, camping, boats and canoes, on August 19 completed what he believes to have been the first circumnavigation of Shelter Island on a paddleboard.

A full-time resident since 1985, and a visitor since 1961, he has been a surfer since 1968 and paddleboarder since before the hot new watersport was invented. He uses an old Mistral sailboard with a deck pad and reconfigured kayak paddles.

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