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

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    June 16, 2016
    Destin, Fla., June 16 – 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 top three male and female racers in the 6-Mile 12’6” Elite Race will split a $6,000 cash purse!

    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 and check presentations.

    Registration is now open at paddleguru.com/races/5thpaddleattheporch. Find all race details at www.PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow www.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 Cash Purse Sponsor Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center; Accommodations Sponsors Destin Gulfgate, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Southern Vacation Rentals, and SummerPlace Inn; Silver Sponsor First NBC Bank; Gold Sponsors 99Rock, Buffalo Rock Company, Inc., Gulf Coast Beach Cams, and VIP Destin Magazine; and Bronze Sponsor Islander Condominiums. 
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