Registration is open for the 8thannual Paddle at the Porch sponsored by Destin ER. There’s opportunities for all ages and stages to get out on Destin’s famous emerald waters with a paddleboard.

This year, Paddle at the Porch is on Saturday, Aug. 17, and starts at 9:00 a.m.  The races take place on the beach behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar.Paddle at the Porch 2

Several races are featured, including a 3-Mile Recreational Race and a 6-Mile Elite Race.  Not an expert paddleboarder?  Then, try the 1-Mile Beginner Ride.  Kids can also get in on the fun, with a Kids Fun Paddle.

Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rdoverall winners and 1stplace 50+ in the 1, 3, and 6 mile races.  The names of the top male and female in the 6-Mile Race will be placed on the Destin SUP Cup.  On the Kids Fun Paddle, the top boy and girl will also be awarded.

Until Aug. 16 the races cost: 

1-Mile Beginner - $35 
3-Mile Recreational - $40 
6-Mile Elite - $55 

Paddle at the Porch 3Those prices will increase by $10 on Aug. 17.  

The Kids Fun Paddle costs $12, but doesn’t include a race shirt.

Registration is open on or you can download and return the brochure.

After registering, you will need to pick up your packet at the Destin Chamber on Friday, Aug. 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  If you can’t make it then, your packet will be available the day of the race, starting at 7:00 a.m., at The Back Porch.

For more information, go to or follow their Facebook page.