The second Paddle at the Porch will hit the Gulf waters at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House.

The event features one and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including $1,500 in cash prizes, food, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. The overall winner of each of five elite races will receive $300.

For the three and six mile races, the cost is $60 before Sept. 15, and $75 on race day.  For the one mile race, new to the event this year, the cost is $48 before Sept. 15 and $55 on race day. Registration may be completed on or by downloading a race brochure at

Thank you to race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, in conjunction with 99 Rock (WKSM), The Beachcomber,, and Gameday Sports Media & Marketing, and to purse sponsors Sterling Resorts and Trustmark National Bank; gold sponsor Destin Commons; accommodations sponsors Destin Getaways Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Southern Vacation Rentals, and Sterling Resorts; silver sponsors The Destin Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and Robust Energy Drink; bronze sponsors Coastal Bank and Trust, D.I.T. S.U.P., and S.E.A. Chase Watersports, LLC; awards sponsor Infinite Lasers LLC; and beverage sponsor Buffalo Rock.