• 5th Paddle at the Porch Hits Destin Waters on August 20

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    August 11, 2016
    Paddle at the Porch - Manny Chavez, MC Photo
    Photo Credit: Manny Chavez, MC Photo

     Destin, Fla., Aug. 11 – The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, 6-Mile Elite Race, Kids’ Fun Paddle, and, new this year, Relay.

    The weekend fun begins on Friday, Aug. 19, with a Packet Pick Up Party & Board Demos at The Back Porch. 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 www.paddleguru.com/races/5thpaddleattheporch. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch.

    This event is funded in part by VISIT FLORIDA. Thank you to partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, in conjunction with Gold Sponsors 99ROCK, Buffalo Rock Company, Inc., Gulf Coast Beach Cams, Sky Pro Imaging, Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center, and VIP Destin Magazine; Accommodations Sponsors Destin Gulfgate, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Southern Vacation Rentals, and SummerPlace Inn; Silver Sponsors First NBC Bank and GUSU Paddle & Surf; and Bronze Sponsors Islander Condominium and Life’s A Beach.
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