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Paddle at the Porch in Destin

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Boys Having Fun Stand Up Paddling

Living in Destin definitely has its perks, and if you recently purchased real estate in Destin, then you are in luck! Because it’s that time of year again in Destin, when everyone is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year, Paddle at the Porch! Locals and visitors alike will line the shores of the Gulf Coast behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar on August 20th to get ready for one of the fiercest competitions of the season. The games begin at 9am, so be sure to get there early!

This year will be the 5th annual Paddle at the porch event. Categories will include a 1-Mile Beginner, 3-Mile Recreational, 6-Mile Elite, a Kids’ Fun Race, and a Relay. This year is the first year for the Relay event, and everyone is certainly looking forward to it! After the race, awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, and for 50+ winners in the following:

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 – 14′ Men’s Elite, 12’6″ Men’s Elite, 12’6″ Women’s Elite
Kids’ Fun Race – Boys, Girls

Registration is open at Be sure to kick off the weekend right and join the Packet Pick-Up Party and Board Demos at The Back Porch from 4-7pm on Friday. If you have to miss the pre-party, you can pick up your packet at the Destin Chamber or at The Back Porch the morning of the race.

Paddle at the Porch is just one of the many exciting events in Destin that make it a great place to live. If you are looking for real estate in Destin, or anywhere along the Gulf Coast, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can guide you every step of the way!

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