Salt Life Mongoose Cup

Salt Life Mongoose Cup, Dana Point

Please join Mickey Munoz and his friends for a special fundraiser and a great day of paddling fun. The Mongoose Cup is Saturday April 8, 2017 at Baby Beach (Dana Cove Park), Dana Point Harbor.


April 8, 2017

Salt Life Mongoose Cup

Can you describe the different races and courses?

 Events & activities include

  • Sport of Kings Race (SUP 12’6″)
  • One Mile Time Trial (SUP 12’6″ & 14″, Prone 12′ & 14′),
  • Kid’s SUP Races (12’6″ & under),
  • “Luck of the Draw Relays” (mixed, 12’6″),
  • Prone Paddleboard Sprints (12′ & 14′),
  • Waterman Expo & Clinics
  •  SUP Yoga.

New this year:  Team Time Trial Race (3-person) and Godzilla SUP Challenge.

What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?

The races are held in the Dana Point Harbor West Basin – The event is staged at Baby Beach. Very scenic and historic setting with excellent flatwater conditions. Beach starts and finishes.

What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?

The Sport of King’s Mongoose Cup is one of the worlds most beloved and respected paddle board events, dedicated to promoting harbor safety and raising funds to assist board builders and water craftsmen. The concept originated in 2008 as part of the Festival of Whales. As part of the Parks and Harbor Commission’s effort to increase safety inside the Dana Point Harbor, the Doheny Long Board Association approached surf legend and harbor resident Mickey Munoz with the idea of the event. The result was a paddle board competition named after Munoz’s moniker, “The Mongoose.” An immediate hit, the event drew paddlers from all over the nation. In 2014, the Mongoose Cup broke off from the Festival to accommodate the large crowds and participant demand. Supporting the non-profit Sport of Kings Foundation, it became its own entity – a day-long family festival offering a wide range of competitions and races.

With a dedicated volunteer force, a legendary host and a strong supporting organization, the Mongoose Cup has earned its place as one of SUP community’s most popular and longstanding events, serving active sports enthusiasts, promoting water sports safety and underwriting a great charitable cause.

Salt Life Mongoose Cup

Will there be any clinics and what are the details?

Adaptive Paddling. SUP Yoga. Multi-person paddle boards. Additional events to be determined.

Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?

Hobie Surf Shop,Infinity Surf Shop, West Marine – all in Dana Point.

Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?

Kelli’s Paddle Sports. Call (949) 388-7722

Where can people buy groceries?

Ralph’s – Dana Point

Where can people stay? Do you have a hotel you can recommend and contact info?

Dana Point Marina Inn

What great local restaurants can you recommend?

Waterman’s Harbor

Where is the best coffee in town?

Coffee Importers (DP Harbor). JC Beans and Starbuck’s.

Salt Life Mongoose Cup

Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?

Sport of Kings Foundation. The Mongoose Cup is organized as a fundraiser for the Sport of Kings Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3), charitable organization set -up to help those in the surfboard manufacturing industry afflicted with life threatening and debilitating illnesses. The Sport of Kings Foundation is providing critical support and compassionate care to industry members in need.


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