Registration is open for the 8thannual Paddle at the Porch sponsored by Destin ER. There’s opportunities for all ages and stages to get out on Destin’s famous emerald waters with a paddleboard.
This year, Paddle at the Porch is on Saturday, Aug. 17, and starts at 9:00 a.m. The races take place on the beach behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar.
Several races are featured, including a 3-Mile Recreational Race and a 6-Mile Elite Race. Not an expert paddleboarder? Then, try the 1-Mile Beginner Ride. Kids can also get in on the fun, with a Kids Fun Paddle.
Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rdoverall winners and 1stplace 50+ in the 1, 3, and 6 mile races. The names of the top male and female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup. On the Kids Fun Paddle, the top boy and girl will also be awarded.
Until Aug. 16 the races cost:
1-Mile Beginner - $35
3-Mile Recreational - $40
6-Mile Elite - $55
Those prices will increase by $10 on Aug. 17.
The Kids Fun Paddle costs $12, but doesn’t include a race shirt.
After registering, you will need to pick up your packet at the Destin Chamber on Friday, Aug. 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you can’t make it then, your packet will be available the day of the race, starting at 7:00 a.m., at The Back Porch.