The 11th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency, a standup paddle board race event, will take place in the Gulf of Mexico behind The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Saturday, May 6, 2023. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races, a 6-mile elite race and a kids’ fun out-and-back paddle.
Registration is now open:
Race Start Times
9AM | 3/6-mile races start
10:15AM | 1-mile race starts
10:45AM | Kids’ fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
The weekend fun begins on Friday, May 5, with a Racer Welcome Party at Al’s Beach Club at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. 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.
Follow Facebook.com/PaddleAtThePark for event details.
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.E.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548