Monster Paddle invades Destin Harbor Oct. 31

October 6, 2009

monsterPaddlers to compete in poker run and Halloween fun

Florida’s only on-water Halloween Paddle festival is coming to the Destin Harbor Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for stand up paddle, kayak, and canoe poker run. Enjoy stops along the Destin Harbor including The Lucky Snapper, Inn on Destin Harbor, The Kayak Experience, GUSU Island at the back of the harbor near Marbella, Kialoa Point (Norriega Point), and the final stop at Pat O’Brien’s. Registration starts at 10a .m. at Pat O’Brien’s. Registration is $25 per paddler, which includes the 2009 Monster Paddle official shirt.

Hit the 5 stops on the harbor and you get one poker hand, if you hit GUSU Island, you get a second hand. Best hand wins at $500 prize pack including a Kialoa SUS paddle, 12′ Yolo Board Bag, a Pat O’Brien’s gift certificate. 2nd best hand wins a weekend board rental (2 boards) value $265, and a Waterman Gulf Coast visor. 3rd place gets a Yolo Board t-shirt and Waterman Gulf Coast hat.

Paddlers can buy up to 3 extra cards per hand at $5 per card, all money from extra cards to be donated to the Surfrider Foundation.

Plus, you can wear your costume and paddle in the Blue Mountain Surf Splash and Surf Spooktacular. Any time before Halloween, Enjoy your favorite watersport while in costume…capture the moment with a photo or video (2 minutes or less) and submit your entry to  OR, wear your costume during the poker run and get a snap shot there! Prizes for best costumes in each of the following categories: Funny, Spooky, Child, Group, and Action shot.

There will also be a harbor clean up during the event, no charge, and prizes will be given to those that bring back bags of trash.

Live music from the Dent Brothers after the poker run. Register at
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