There is no question where myself and all of Team Hobie SUP will be bright and early Saturday morning… at The 4th Annual Micky Munoz Mongoose Cup in the Dana Point Harbor!!! This is by far the best excuse to go to the beach and spend the day goofing off with your friends, experiencing the fun of SUP (stand up paddling ) in a non competitive atmosphere… well, there is some competition, but no one takes it seriously at this event. (check the details below for registration)
Here is a look at the Cup in 2010….
This year will continue on with with a fun paddle around the Harbor led by Micky and Peggy Munoz, which is always a hoot because Micky and Peggy can always be overheard calling each other darling.. still so in love with each other!! A Harbor safety talk explaining the “rules of the road” to paddlers new and old alike is kind of a must listen, just remind yourself of the do’s and don’t’s of SUP. Waterman’s expo full of board demos, paddles to try, and tent after tent of new SUP related products will be spread out across the grassy area above the sand. On the beach and in the water there will be SUP clinics all day, on things like turning buoys, SUP yoga, and proper paddle technique to name a few.
New to the event this year is a WPA Water Rescue demonstration, which I’m excited for. I know the first time I lost my board in the wind and chop, I freaked out, so it will be great to learn exactly what you should if something goes awry on your next costal cruise. Also, to go along with the “luck-of-the draw” relay, where it’s anyone’s guess what team you will be on, there will be a new race called “The Sport of Kings” (SOK) race. Throughout the afternoon heats of men and heats of women will race in a knock out format until two winners are crowned! Procedes from entry fees for the SOK race will be donated to the SOK foundation. SOK was founded after surfboard shaping legend Terry Martin, The Sport of Kings’ mission is to provide health and human assistance to the lives of people in the Southern California surfing industry. You can also donate extra funds to the SOK’s while you are at the beach, just write a check to The Sport of Kings Foundation and bring it to the Hobie SUP tent. We have all been so blessed by the craftsmanship, artistry, incredibly hard work that the shapers, glassers, airbrushers, and sanders have given to us throughout the years so we can truly live a life enjoying the glide, this is a perfect way to give back to them in their time of medical need.
Before we see each other tomorrow morning, I want to leave you with my favorite Micky Munoz quotes and video clip.
“There are no bad waves, only a poor choice of equipment and a lousy attitude.” and “We are so lucky to be surfers.” See you at the Cup!!
The 4th Annual Mongoose Cup is Saturday March 9, 9:00am to 3:00pm at Dane Cove Park (Baby Beach), Dana Point Harbor.
Come join legendary surfer Mickey Munoz for a great day of fun, camaraderie and immersion in waterman culture. The Mongoose Cup is a great opportunity to learn new skills & techniques and checkout the latest in paddling & surfing products.
Entrants get to paddle in the Fun Paddle, participate in the SUP Clinics and get a delicious BBQ lunch. If you want to race, you can enter the Sport of Kings Race and “Luck of the Draw Relays” too.
Cool event tees will be on sale and those that enter the racing events will get one as part of their registration (while supplies last!).
For event information & registration:http://mongoosecup2013.eventbrite.com
On site registration available the day of the event at Baby Beach starting at 730am.