It’s almost August and that means it’s almost time for one of the most exciting sporting events in Destin, Paddle at the Porch! Now in it’s 5th year, Paddle at the Porch will take place August 20, 2016 and you won’t want to miss your chance to paddle to glory during your Destin vacation!

Paddle at the Porch takes place at one of the most famous restaurants in Destin, The Back Porch. This iconic local restaurant is located just off Scenic Highway 98 and enjoys views and beachfront access to the emerald water and white sand of the Gulf of Mexico. Between this, the cool drinks and the delicious seafood, this is the ideal place to host a water sports event in Destin.

This event is a SUP, or stand up paddleboard, event. If you’ve been here before, you’ve undoubtedly seen people who appear to be surfing the waves, but with paddles. That’s paddleboarding! This sport can be relaxing, out on the coastal dune lakes of South Walton or the on a local bayou, or akin to traditional surfing if riding the waves of the Gulf.

Paddle at the Porch takes advantage of the waves and speed is favored! There are three races to choose from. The first is for kids only and is just a mile out and back. For adults, choose form a 3 miles or 6 mile course. And, new this year, a relay! The 3 and 6 miles races kick off at 9AM, while the kids take their run at 11:30AM and the relay depart at 12:15PM. In addition to the races, there will also be demos and other fun to check out during the day. Be sure to check out this fun event during your vacation in Destin this August!