Whether it’s paddling a kayak or paddle board, personal flotation craft have become quite popular along the Emerald Coast, and not just by their owners. A series of recent thefts has relieved local paddle enthusiasts of a kayak in Santa Rosa Beach and two standup paddle boards from Destin. Their owners aren’t taking the thefts lying down, however, instead they’ve reached out via local law enforcement, social media and the paddling community at large to get their property back.
On July 8th, 2011 someone stole Susan Petro’s Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak off her car’s roof rack in front of ShooMama’s in Santa Rosa Beach.
On July 9th, 2011 in Destin two YOLO boards were stolen from Kim Moore. One is red/white striped with solid black pad and the other is yellow with red stripes and solid black pad with camera mount on the front.
If you have information concerning the whereabouts of either the kayak or YOLO boards you’re asked to please contact law enforcement so that the property can be returned to its rightful owners.