Paddle at the Porch
Ready, Set, Paddle!
Ready, set, paddle! On Saturday, Aug. 15, “stand-up” water sport lovers can venture to the beach behind the Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin to vie for cash prizes, their name etched on a gleaming trophy and, of course, plenty of fun in the sun at the fourth annual Paddle at the Porch SUP Cup, open to all ages and skill levels. Early registration is $43 (1 mile) and $55 (3 and 6 miles); it’s $48 and $60 after June 30 and $55 and $75 the day of the race. There is a must-attend meeting at 9:40 a.m. for entrants, with the race to follow at 10 a.m. Racers can enjoy lunch at the Back Porch, and the first 200 will snag a free event T-shirt. The race is presented by the Destin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with BOTE and the Back Porch. Register by Aug. 13 at active.com or in person at the Destin Chamber. Racers and fans can follow the latest details of Paddle at the Porch on Facebook or at destinchamber.com.