The seventh annual Paddle at the Porch paddle board race, sponsored by Destin ER, will take place on Aug. 18 in the green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race.

The weekend fun begins on Aug. 17 with a Racer Welcome Party at BOTE, a national paddle board brand headquartered in the Destin area. It continues on Saturday morning with the races, which have staggered start times, beginning at 9 a.m. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere with displays and booths set up along the beach. The event will conclude with awards.

Registration is now open at paddleguru.com/races. Find all race details at PaddleAtThePorch.com or follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePorch.