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Paddle at the Porch Returns to Destin

18 Aug 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, 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 Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race.

                The weekend fun begins on Friday, Aug. 17, with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE, a national paddle board brand headquartered in the Destin area. 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 Find all race details at or follow

                Thank you to race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsor ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Destin Gulfgate, and Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.; silver sponsors Blanken Management, Henry Chiropractic, The Preserve at Henderson Beach, Sea Glass Apartments, Sleep Number Store #10939, and Wet, Inc.; and media sponsors 102.1 The Wave,103.1 The Blaze, Highway 98 Country, K2 Media, Inc., and Q92 Hit Music Now

18 Aug 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

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