Competitors make a turn around a buoy during the 2015 Mongoose Cup. Photo: Mike Muir
Competitors make a turn around a buoy during the 2015 Mongoose Cup. Photo: Mike Muir

Dana Point Times

The seventh annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup to benefit the Sport of Kings Foundation will take place April 9 at Baby Beach in the Dana Point Harbor. The event will feature some of the top paddleboarders in the nation competing in several events throughout the day.

Proceeds raised at the Mongoose Cup will benefit the Sport of Kings Foundation, a non-profit that helps those in the surfboard manufacturing industry with life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

Mongoose Cup organizers anticipate over 200 SUP competitors to descend upon the harbor to take part in the Sport of King races, one-mile time trial, ‘Luck of the Draw Relays’, prone paddleboard sprints and more. There will also be a waterman expo area and SUP yoga demonstrations.

“The Mongoose Cup provides a great opportunity to immerse in paddleboard sports revelry, competition, culture and community,” Mickey Munoz said in a press release. “Come out with the whole family to learn new paddling skills and techniques, checkout the latest in paddling and surfing products, and enjoy the camaraderie of racing with friends and pros alike.”

Event registration opens at 7:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:45 p.m. followed by an after party at Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant.

For more information on the Mongoose Cup or to register for an event, visit www.sportofkingsfoudnation.com or email event coordinator Barrett Tester at barrett.tester@gmail.com.

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