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Paddle at the Porch



The 2015 Paddle at the Porch is set for Aug. 15.

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Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch. This standup paddleboard event features a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a cash purse!

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.

Awards
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place racers in our 12'6" Men's Elite and 12'6" Women's Elite will split a cash purse. Additional awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as 1st place winners for 50+ and for 18 & Under, in the following categories:

1 Mile Recreational Race - Men's, Women's

3 Mile Race – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle

6 Mile Race – 14’ Men’s Elite, 12’6” Men’s Elite, 12’6” Women’s Elite, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle

Fees & Registration
Early bird pricing until June 30:
$43 for 1 mile / $55 for 3 and 6 mile

Pricing from June 30 – Aug. 14:
$48 for 1 mile / $60 for 3 and 6 mile

Race day pricing:
$55 for 1 mile / $75 for 3 and 6 mile

Register on Active.com, by Aug. 13. Registration may also be done by submitting a completed race brochure with payment to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 14. Race day registration may be completed at The Back Porch, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 to register. All racers will receive lunch from The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.

Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos
Kick start the race weekend with our Packet Pick-Up Party & Board Demos at The Back Porch, from 4 – 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 14. For those who cannot make the party, packets may also be picked up at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race from 8 – 9:30 a.m., at The Back Porch, 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E.

Race Meeting
A mandatory race meeting will be held at 9:40 a.m., on Aug. 15, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.

Course Map


One lap around the buoys is 1.5 miles. Six mile elite racers will do four laps, three milers will do two laps, and one milers will go straight out to the furtherest buoy and back. Click on the map for a larger version.

Race Accommodations
To book your race weekend accommodations with Destin Gulfgate, call (888) 234-4853 or visit www.destingulfgate.com and use the code PADDLE15 to enjoy a 15% discount on bookings between Aug. 10 - 22, 2015.

Sponsors
Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
Partners - BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Cash Purse Sponsor - The Center For Cosmetic & Family Denistry
Gold Sponsor - Gulf Coast Beach Cams
Silver / Accommodations Sponsor - Destin Gulfgate

Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact Events Coordinator Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com.

2014 Race Results
Overall Results
1 Mile Times
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times

2013 Race Results
Overall Results
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times

Past Event Photos
2014 Album 1
2014 Album 2, Including Award Photos (Photos by Manny Chavez, MC Photo)
2013 Album
2012 Album



 
 
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Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center     Trustmark     Warren Averett    Destin Realty, Inc.      Holiday Isle Properties, Inc.     Micro Systems, Inc. - A Kratos Company     Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.      The Other End Beergarden      Wyndham Vacation Rentals     Sterling Resorts