• Paddle at the Porch

    Paddle at the Porch

    The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 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 - 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. Winners of the 3- and 6-mile races will also win a KULA ($199 value), compliments of BOTE!

    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. 17 / $45 on Aug. 18
    3-Mile Recreational - $40 until Aug. 17 / $50 on Aug. 18
    6-Mile Elite - $55 until Aug. 17 / $65 on Aug. 18
    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. 17, 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. 17, 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:

    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
    (877) 724-2159

    Destin Gulfgate
    (888) 234-4853
    Promo code: PADDLE18
    Must stay between Aug. 10 - 26, 2018
    20% off your stay of 3 nights or more!

    The Islander
    (800) 477-8837
    10% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Please reference 'Paddle at the Porch' at booking to receive discount.

    Newman-Dailey Resort Properties,Inc.
    (800) 225-7652
    Promo Code: PADDLE18
    10% off at the Beachside Inn between Aug. 13 - 24, 2018

    (800) 544-0300

    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
    Accommodations Sponsors

    Destin Gulfgate  The Islander   Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.    Vacasa   
    Silver Sponsors
    Battle Beauties Fashion  Blanken Management  GUSU Paddle and Surf
     Henry Chiropractic  Life's A Beach The Preserve at Henderson Beach
    Sea Glass Apartments  Sleep Number Store Destin  Wet, Inc.
    Bronze Sponsor
    Half Shell Oyster House
    Media Sponsors
      102.1 The Wave  103.1 The Blaze Destin Life
    Highway 98.1 Country  K2 Media  Q92
    Beverage Sponsors
    Buffalo Rock Company  Grayton Beer Company

    Sponsorships are available. For details, please call (850) 837-6241 or email mail@DestinChamber.com.

    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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