Hey there this is Leslie Kolovich. Today’s show is awesome! I talk with Kim Moore co-founder of the SUP Group called Paddle Destin. She and her husband, Rick created this group to promote the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the North West Panhandle of Florida. They really have done a fantastic job including everyone who wants to paddle the beautiful waters of the area no matter what type of board you own. They travel as a group to as many of the Florida races as possible, and hold several events ranging from training paddles, races, full moon paddles, and of course always eating together. Their “family” is always open and welcoming to people who want to join in the growing sport of Stand Up Paddling.
Kim talks about the Surf Expo in Orlando that she attended as well as the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic last week. Kim tells me about the new trends she saw at expo, and the excitement of seeing paddlers such as Kia Lenny and Conner Baxter.
PS…. If you are in the area, Paddle Destin is hosting a really fun family event for the 1st Annual ‘Great Pumpkin Paddle’ to be held on Saturday, October 20th, at Scully’s in Fort Walton Beach. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Carved Pumpkin, Pumpkin Sprints and much, much MORE! Registration is $25. each and includes your Limited Edition ‘Great Pumpkin Paddle’ t-shirt (register early to reserve your size), lunch and a great goodie bag filled with great treats from our awesome sponsors. Raffle items will also be available with proceeds to benefit Shelter House, a local shelter for battered women & children.
Day of registration will begin at 9am, paddle starts at 10am, lunch served at 11:30am and then we can dance the day away!
For all your Stand Up Paddle Questions for the Panhandle area check out Paddle Destin on Facebook
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