• Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER

    Paddle at the Porch 2017

    The 6th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com!

    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 Seafood & Oyster Bar. It features a Kids' Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. Races will be followed by awards.

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

    Race Start Times
    9 a.m. - 3/6-mile races start
    10:30 a.m. - 1-mile race starts
    11 a.m. - kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts

    Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

    Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as the 1st place winner for 50+ in the following categories:
    1-Mile Beginner - Men's, Women's
    3-Mile Recreational - Men's Displacement, Women's Displacement, Men's Surfstyle, Women's Surfstyle
    6-Mile Elite - 14' Men's Elite, 12'6" Men's Elite, 12'6" Women's Elite

    The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.

    Registration is open on PaddleGuru.com! Pricing is as follows:
    1-Mile Beginner - $35 until Aug. 18 / $45 on Aug. 19
    3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 18 / $50 on Aug. 19
    6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 18 / $65 on Aug. 19
    Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)

    You may also download our brochure, complete the registration form, and return it to the Destin Chamber via mail at 4484 Legendary Dr., Ste. A, Destin, FL 32541; via fax at (850) 654-5612; or via email at mail@DestinChamber.com. All applications must be received at the Chamber by 2 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18. They may also be brought to The Back Porch from 4 - 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18, or to the race site on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Accommodations Specials
    Planning your race weekend in Destin? Check out these specials from our Accommodations Sponsors!


    Compass Resorts

    10% off your stay between the dates of Aug. 12 - Sept. 8.

    (800) 884-5830


    Destin Gulfgate

    20% off your stay of three nights or more with a $50 Visa Gift Card included! Must stay between Aug. 11-27.


    (888) 234-4853
    Promo Code: PADDLE17


    Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.

    15% discount on two or more nights at the Beachside Inn from Aug. 13-21.

    (800) 225-7652

    Sterling Resorts

    25% off a 3-night stay during Paddle on the Porch. 

    (866) 976-7991
    Promo Code: PADDLE

    Packet Pick-Up Party
    Kick start the race weekend with our Packet Pick-Up Party at The Back Porch, from 4 - 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18. For those who cannot make the party, packets may be picked up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch.

    Race Course
    Paddle at the Porch Race Course

    Race Meeting
    A mandatory race meeting will be held 20 minutes prior to the start of each race.

    Race Partners
    Thank you to our race partners!
    BOTE    The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House


    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Title Sponsor

    Destin ER


    Platinum Sponsor

    99Rock  Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.  Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center  Supconnect


    Gold Sponsors

      Community Broadcasters, LLC  Frances Roy Agency   Grayton Beer Company  

    Gulf Coast Beach Cams   K2 Media Outdoor Billboard Advertising  Sky Pro Imgaging

    VIP Destin Magazine


    Silver Sponsor

    Blanken Management  Life's A Beach Visitor Magazine  Max Muscle Sports Nutrition


    Accommodations Sponsors

    Compass Resorts  Destin Gulfgate   Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.    Sterling Resorts

    Bronze Sponsor
    GUSU Stand Up Paddle Sports
    Follow www.Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for event details.
    Additional sponsorships are available. For details, please call (850) 837-6241 or email mail@DestinChamber.com.


    2016 Race Results
    Awards List
    1-Mile Times
    3-Mile Times
    6-Mile Times

    2015 Race Results
    Overall Results
    2015 Album (Photos by Manny Chavez, MC Photo)


    Supconnect is a leading standup paddle board magazine and community, which has been helping to popularize the sport since its seminal days, when wooden paddles were still widely used and races were exclusively comprised of large surfboards. It has pioneered much of the presence of the sport in the online space and has since always aimed at connecting paddlers around the world. You can read its daily publication online and engage with its global community across various social channels. www.supconnect.com
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