• Paddle at the Porch

    Paddle At The Porch - Destin ER

    The 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Registration is now 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; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsors Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; silver sponsors Battle Beauties Fashion, Blanken Management, Life's A Beach, and Wet, Inc.; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Vacasa; bronze sponsor Emerald Bay Golf Club; media sponsors 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin Life, Highway 98 Country, Land Air Sea Productions and Q92; and beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock Company, Destin Brewery, and Grayton Beer Company!

    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 - Men's Elite, Women's Elite
    The names of the top male and top female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup. 
    The top boy and girl in the Kids Fun Paddle will be awarded.

    Registration is open on Paddleguru.com or you may download and return our brochure. Pricing is as follows:
    1-Mile Beginner - $35 until Aug. 16 / $45 on Aug. 17
    3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 16 / $50 on Aug. 17
    6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 16 / $65 on Aug. 17
    Kids' Fun Race - $12 (This price does not include a race shirt.)

    Racer Welcome Party
    BOTE is welcoming racers with a party from 4 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Destin headquarters, located at 383 Harbor Blvd. Catch up with racers old and new, and enjoy food and beverages. Please note that packets will not be available for pick up here.

    Race Packet Pickup
    Packets are available for pick up at the Destin Chamber, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Friday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. They may be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m., at The Back Porch. 

    Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch for event details.

    Race Weekend Accommodations
    Planning your race weekend stay in Destin? Please check out our accommodations sponsors:

    The Islander Visit www.islander-resort.com to book your lodging!
    Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Stay & save 10%! Click here to get started.
    Vacasa Visit www.vacasa.com to book your lodging!


    Thank you to our Race Partners and Sponsors!

    Race Partners
    BOTE    The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House

    Title Sponsor
    Destin ER
    Gold Sponsors
    Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
    Silver Sponsors
    Battle Beauties Fashion   Blanken Management
    Life's A Beach    Wet Inc.
    Accommodations Sponsors
    The Islander     Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.    Vacasa
    Bronze Sponsor
    Emerald Bay Golf Club
    Media Sponsors
    102.1 The Wave 103.1 The Blaze  Destin Life
    Highway 98.1 Country  Land Air Sea Productions  Q92 Hit Music Now
    Beverage Sponsors
    3rd Planet Brewing  Buffalo Rock Company  
    Destin Brewery  Grayton Beer Company

    2017 Race Results
    Awards List
    1-Mile Times
    3-Mile Times
    6-Mile Times

    2017 Photos
     Album 1 (Photo Credit: Dena Critch)

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