Paddle at the PorchThe 2015 Paddle at the Porch is set for Aug. 15.
Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for the latest race details.
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 kids' fun race, a one-mile recreational race, a three-mile recreational race, and a six-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a $6,000 cash purse!
Thank you to our race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.
9 a.m. - 3 & 6 Mile Start
10:45 a.m. - 1 Mile Start
11:30 a.m. - Kids' Fun Race Start
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place racers in our 12'6" Men's Elite and 12'6" Women's Elite will split a $6,000 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 (Junior Division), 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 SurfstyleKids' Fun Race (12 & Under Only) - Top three boy and girl racers will receive awards.
Fees & Registration
Early bird pricing until June 30:
$12 for Kids' Fun Race / $43 for 1 mile / $55 for 3 and 6 mile
Pricing from June 30 – Aug. 14:
$12 for Kids' Fun Race / $48 for 1 mile / $60 for 3 and 6 mile
Race day pricing:
$15 for Kids' Fun Race / $55 for 1 mile / $75 for 3 and 6 mile*Kids' Fun Race entry fee does not include t-shirt.
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.
A mandatory race meeting will be held at 8:40 a.m., on Aug. 15, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.
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.To book your race weekend accommodations with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, visit www.DestinVacation.com/Destin-Deals/Paddle and enjoy a 10% discount off a two or more nights.
To book your race weekend accommodations with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit this page and receive 15% off three or more nights.To book your race weekend accommodations with Southern Vacation Rentals, call (866) 934-4251 or visit www.SouthernResorts.com.
To book your race weekend accommodations with Sterling Resorts and receive 30% off condo rates at Sterling Shores, call (866) 976-7991 or visit www.SterlingResorts.com.
To book your race weekend accommodations with SummerPlace Inn, call (888) 232-2499 or visit www.SummerPlaceInn.com and mention 'Paddle at the Porch.'
Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
Partners - BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Platinum Sponsor - Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Cash Purse Sponsors - The Center For Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Destin Commons, Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center, and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Gold Sponsors - 99Rock, Advocare Independent Distributor - threesixtywellnessnola.com, Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Destin Magazine, Gulf Coast Beach Cams, Legacy Boating Club, MC Photo, Miller's Ale House of Destin, and Mobimat Mobility Material
Accommodations Sponsors - Destin Gulfgate, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Southern, Sterling Resorts and Realty, and SummerPlace Inn
Silver Sponsors - Coastal Bank and Trust and GUSU Paddle and Surf
Bronze Sponsor - YOLO Board & Beach
Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact Events Coordinator Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com.
2014 Race Results
1 Mile Times
3 Mile Times
6 Mile Times
2013 Race 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)