Paddlers Unite for 7th Annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup

Contenders rush the waters of Dana Point Harbor in support of the Sport of Kings Foundation. Photo: Jeffrey Fortuna, Facebook

Contenders rush the waters of Dana Point Harbor in support of the Sport of Kings Foundation. Photo: Jeffrey Fortuna, Facebook

Paddlers Unite for 7th Annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup

A noble man, a noble event and a noble cause—the 7th annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup, a cornerstone multifaceted fundraising SUP event held this past Saturday at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor, California, hosted paddlers of every sort, from hometown heroes to international SUP stars, all rallying to compete, connect and contribute with fellow philanthropists of the Southern Californian SUP community.

The event is held annually to support the Sport of Kings Foundation—a nonprofit that helps those in the surfboard manufacturing industry with life threatening and debilitating illnesses caused by the exposure to chemicals used in the board shaping/building process. In exchange for their participation and presence at this year’s Cup, attendees were honored with the opportunity to meet the man after whom the event is named, legendary surfer, active member of the local community and pillar of the sport, Mickey Munoz.

The minor rainstorm that took place Saturday afternoon wasn’t enough to drown out the fun among the diverse crowd of passionate paddlers, and this week the Southern California SUP community is abuzz with high praise for yet another successful Mongoose Cup.

Ed note: Event results were not released at the time of publication. Stay tuned for updates upon release.

Learn more about the 7th annual Mongoose Cup.

Dana Point, the perfect arena for a paddling event.

Photo courtesy of Dana Point Times, Facebook / Steve Breazeale

Mickey Munoz demonstrates proper use and safety with Hobie’s cutting edge new Pedalboard design. Photo courtesy of Dana Point Times, Facebook / Steve Breazeale

 

The man, the myth, the legend, Mickey Munoz was onsite at the Mongoose Cup to support via SUP. Photo courtesy of Sophia Bartlow, Facebook

The man, the myth, the legend, Mickey Munoz was onsite at the Mongoose Cup to support via SUP. Photo courtesy of Sophia Bartlow, Facebook