GUSU Paddle and Surf is proud to bring back the Panhandle Paddle Classic! This is going to be an epic 3 day event that you don’t want to miss at one of the best location resorts in all of Destin: Jetty East Condominiums, With discounted rates for all paddlers and their families! (See the Link Below) What a way to end the season! Filled with Paddle Clinics from the top Standup Paddlers from the East to West Coast, numerous vendor booths from our great sponsors, and best of all, EVERYTHING IS ON LOCATION!
We are proud to be supporting the Green Beret Foundation with this years race! The Green Beret Foundation supports our elite Special Forces Operators and their families in times of need. When our Warriors get injured overseas, the Green Beret Foundation is there to help out with treatment, living expenses, therapy, and anything Green Beret needs. When a Special Forces Soldier doesn’t make it home, the Green Beret Foundation is there to support the family with a huge support chain. Raffle donations and ticket purchases will go to the Green Beret Foundation!
****GUSU Paddlesports will be raffling off a Brand New StandUp Paddleboard, Leash, and Paddle! We will also have a Silent Auction on numerous SWAG from our awesome Sponsors! Proceeds go to the Green Beret Foundation!
*** The 10 Mile “Trident” (14′ and Under): A grueling 10 mile race course that takes you into the Gulf of Mexico, through the Destin Pass, into the Choctawhatchee Bay, and around Crab Island! After all is said and done, have your board catcher ready, because you have to sprint to the finish on the beach! Top 3 finishers in the Male and Female Elite Class will win CASH Prizes!
*** The 5 Mile “MOJO” consist of Paddlers going out into the Gulf of Mexico, through the pass, and into Destin Harbor! Enjoy the views of the Harbor Walk, as well as avoiding obstacles along the way! Top 3 Male and Female Finishers will receive awards and swag!
*** The 3 Mile Poseidon (Rec Boards Only) consist of Paddlers navigating into the Gulf of Mexico, around all the buoys 3 times, then sprint back to the beach for a finish!
*** The 1 Mile Grind will push beginners to the limit as they navigate into the Gulf of Mexico, around buoys, then sprint back to the beach for a finish! 1 milers will use the 3 mile course and complete one lap!
*** The Team Grudge Match! Collect a Team of 4 Paddlers together and great ready for a Sprint! The Team Relay Race will be a 1/4 mile sprint, around a buoy, and back to the beach for each teammate changeover. Boards will be provided by GUSU for the race!
*** The Kids Race! We have made a fun and exciting course for the kids 12 and under to take part in! Get your kids signed up and cheer them on as you place.