Want to Paddle? Join Us at Paddle at the Porch


The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Sat., Aug. 18, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. Sponsored by Destin ER, the event offers races for all skill and age levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race.

The weekend fun begins on Fri., Aug. 17, with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE in Destin. It continues on Saturday morning with the races, which have staggered start times, beginning at 9 a.m. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere with displays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.

Registration is now open at paddleguru.com/races. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch.

Thank you to race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsor ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; accommodations sponsors Destin Gulfgate, The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Vacasa; silver sponsors Battle Beauties Fashion, Blanken Management, GUSU Paddle and Surf, Henry Chiropractic, Life’s A Beach, The Preserve at Henderson Beach, Sea Glass Apartments, Sleep Number Store #10939, and Wet, Inc.; bronze sponsor Half Shell Oyster House Destin; and media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin Life, Highway 98 Country, K2 Media, Inc., and Q92 Hit Music Now. Thank you also to Grayton Beer Company, LLC, and Buffalo Rock Company for providing refreshing beverages to our racers.