Longboard Surf Contest

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Longboard Surf Contest
Weekend Benefit for Cancer
October 6, 2018

The Seventh Annual Surfing for Hope Longboard Contest Weekend will take place on October 6, 2018 in Pismo Beach, California. This event is designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing.

"Through this annual event, our organizers and participants strive to show how the ocean and the sport of surfing are therapeutic and healing,” said Bob Voglin, a well-known local surfer and cancer survivor.  “It also gives the surfing community an opportunity to give back to people in need by sharing what we love.”

All proceeds from Surfing for Hope 2018, with French Hospital serving as the presenting sponsor, will benefit the Surfing for Hope Foundation in San Luis Obispo. In addition to Voglin, the Surfing for Hope Foundation Board includes Karen Allen, Tom Spillane, and Brian Metcalf. Since 2012, the foundation has raised more than $250,000 to support and assist cancer patients and their families; 2017 beneficiaries included the Pure Stoke Youth Program and several local cancer resources for those currently battling cancer.


This Year's Line Up

The Surfing for Hope Foundation is excited to announce several upgrades to his year’s 7th Annual Longboard Surf Contest and Benefit.  

The Longboard Surf Contest (Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 7:00am) is upgraded to Pro-Am status.  As always it is open to ages 10 and up and includes a variety of divisions, including our highly competitive costumed “Pure Stoke” team heat.

The Cancer Resource Health Fair  (Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:00 - 2:00pm) will again feature businesses and local groups providing support, education, and help to individuals and their families currently going through the cancer experience.  Free food and entertainment by local bands throughout the day.

Our Benefit Reception (Saturday, Oct. 6, 4:00 - 8:00pm) ihas been changed to a Roof Top Gala atop the new Inn at the Pier in Pismo Beach.  PLEASE NOTE our fundraiser benefit will be the same day as the contest.  Our surf themed silent auction bidding will be available all day in the lobby of the hotel. 

Our Awards Ceremony (Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 4:00pm) will also be held at the new Inn at the Pier in their conference room.

The 2018 Memorial Paddle Out is an excellent opportunity to connect with others effected by cancer and those participating in our 2018 event.

Surfing Divisions & Registration Fees

Ages 19 - 29
Master Men
Ages 30 - 39
Senior Men
Ages 40 - 49
Grandmaster Men
Ages 50 - 59
Ages 60 and Up
Ages 18+
Men and Women under 18
Pro Invitational
(Invitation only)
Pure Stoke Heat
(All Ages, Teams of 2+)

Contest Divisions, Judging Info, & Schedule

Click here to see the contest heats, times, and additional judging information.

How to Register

You may register online by clicking the link above, or you may register onsite the morning of the event.  Registration will be available the morning of the event beginning at 6:00 a.m. on the Pismo Beach Pier. The surf contest will begin at 7:00 AM. Beach entries will be accepted until 6:30 a.m. on the contest day.


Pismo Beach Pier, Pismo Beach, CA

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Event Sponsors

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A Special Thanks To

Peaches Olson
Estero Bay Surf Club

Our Benefactors