About Us

The surfing for Hope Foundation is a local 501c3 non-profit organization that was created to help ease the difficulty of cancer through the healing powers of surfing and the ocean life. Our original event, the Surfing for Hope Longboard Surf Contest and Benefit Auction in 2012, was inspired by cancer survivor 'Helmet' Bob Voglin as charity event to help return the support he received during his own struggle.  

Partnering with his oncologist, Tom Spillane MD, Bob chose the Hearst Cancer Resource Center as the inaugural year beneficiary.  This resource center at French Hospital is an invaluable link to the community organizations that aid current cancer patients on the central coast. Over the years, SFH has raised over $100,000 for the resource center, but with the growing success of this event, and the incredible support of others, the SFH Foundation has been able to expand and donate to additional programs to help support those affected by cancer.

We would like to give our sincere thanks to all our supporters whom make Surfing for Hope possible.

Learn More About the Surfing for Hope Foundation

Our non-profit Tax ID Number is: 36-4762809.

Surfing for Hope Contest Committee

  • Karen Allen, M.D.
  • Sue Brigham
  • Christine Dial
  • Tim Kennedy
  • Ane May
  • Brian Metcalf
  • Jean Osterman
  • Michael Phares
  • Stu Silcani
  • Tom Spillane MD
  • Kelly Stella
  • Bob Voglin
  • Dave Ybarra
  • Anne Welford
  • Linda Whitacre
  • Mary Wood