The Inaugural Paddle at the Porch was…. AWESOME! We couldn’t have asked for a better event!
On Aug. 18, the Inaugural Paddle at the Porch was be held in the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin’s most beloved restaurants, The Back Porch.
Despite the recent bad weather, the morning of the Paddle at the Porch arrived and the water was calm, and the sun was out! We had 80+ racers come out to paddle, and everyone crossed the finish line with a smile!
There was a 3 mile recreational race and a 6 mile elite race that were filled with both surf style and displacement boards. The race was followed by great food, provided by The Back Porch, an applause filled awards ceremony, and most importantly- fun!
The water was calm with small swells, which made for a challenging race! The race course was in a triangle formation, and it was exciting to watch the lead changes as they went by! The 3 mile racers completed 2 laps, while the 6 mile racers completed 4.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Thank you to the Destin Chamber of Commerce, VPS, 99 Rock, Red Bull, and all of the other sponsors for helping make such a great event! We can’t wait until next year! See you there!!
Click on these links to check out all of the awesome pictures from the event!
And check out the feature on the news! http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Paddle-At-The-Porch-166689666.html#.UDGsjFwqA0c.facebook
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UPDATE: More Pictures! Thank you to Frank Gordon!