On Aug. 18, the Inaugural Paddle at the Porch – The Destin SUP Cup Presented by Northwest Florida Regional Airport FlyVPS.com will be held in the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin’s most beloved restaurants, The Back Porch. The event features a three mile recreational race and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food, and fun!
Thank you to title sponsor Northwest Florida Regional Airport FlyVPS.com; partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, in conjunction with 99 Rock (WKSM), Southern Restaurant Group, and SUP Magazine; accommodations sponsors ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Sterling Resorts; gold sponsors Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; silver sponsor Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel; and bronze sponsors Chartwell Hospitality, Emerald Coast Chiropractic, Pleat & Perry, P.A., and White-Wilson Medical Center.
Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners, as well as 1st place winners for 50+ and for 18 & Under, in the following categories:
3 Mile Race – Men’s Displacement, Women’s Displacement, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle
6 Mile Race – 14’ Men’s Elite, 12’6” Men’s Elite, 12’6” Women’s Elite, Men’s Surfstyle, and Women’s Surfstyle
Prior to Aug. 18, the fee is $55. Registration may be completed HERE before Aug. 15. Registration may also be completed by submitting this form with payment to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 17. On Aug. 18, the fee is $65. Race day registration may be completed at The Back Porch, located at 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E., in Destin, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. T-shirts and commemorative coolers will be given to registrants while supplies last.
Packet Pick-Up Party
Race packets may be picked up at The Back Porch, in Destin, from 6 – 8 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 17. For those who cannot make the party, packets may also be picked up at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 – 5 p.m., or Friday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. They may also be picked up the day of the race at The Back Porch, located at 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98 E., in Destin, from 8 – 9:30 a.m.
A mandatory race meeting will be held at 9:40 a.m., on Aug. 18, behind The Back Porch, just prior to the start of the race.
Accommodations sponsors are ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Sterling Resorts. For your race weekend lodging, please call Sterling Resorts at (855) 884-5796 and ask for the “Shores” discount for buy one night, get one ½ off for the special event period, or contact ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals at (866) 918-2243 or www.ResortQuest.com.
Race sponsorships are available. Please call Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or email suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com for details.
*Only sponsors may set up booths and sell merchandise.
SEE YOU THERE!!