The Gulf Coast Paddle Club presents the Beachside Shootout & Paddlefest. The area's first ever "Knockout" sprint race on a 3/4 mile course. Top 5 from each 10 person heat head to the next round until we get to 10 or less left. Then the big sprint finals. Men's and women's divisions. Grand prizes include vacation stays, SUP equipment, and great restaurant gift cards. A grand prize will be awarded to the men and women's winners. ALSO, those that did not make the finals compete for the "Best of the Rest" with chances to win additional great SUP prizes...and ONE person from the Best of the Rest races will win the EXACT same prize as the Shootout winners.
2 mile rec race, and 1/2 mile kids races. Plus demos from the area's top SUP companies. AND, a free SUP clinic before and after the races.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Beachside Community Church to help with the build of their new facilities on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach.
We will also be raffling off a YOLO Board to be given away during the event.