Longboard Surf Contest

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Longboard Surf Contest
Weekend Benefit for Cancer
October 3, 2020

The Eighth Annual Surfing for Hope Longboard Contest Weekend will take place on October 12, 2019 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, 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 $300,000 to support and assist cancer patients and their families; 2018 beneficiaries included the Pure Stoke Youth Program and several local cancer resources for those currently battling cancer.

This Year's Line Up 

The Longboard Surf Contest (Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 7:00am) is upgraded to Pro-Am status.  As always it is open to all ages and includes a variety of divisions, including our highly competitive costumed “Pure Stoke” team heat.

The Cancer Resource Health Fair  (Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 - 2:00pm) features 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.

Gala Dinner and Auction (Saturday, Oct. 3, 5:00 - 8:00pm) at a location TBD

Our Awards Ceremony (Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 4:00pm) at a location TBD

The 2020 Memorial Paddle Out (Friday, Oct 2, at 5:00pm) IN AVILA BEACH, CA is an excellent opportunity to connect with others effected by cancer and those participating in our 2020 event.

Surfing Divisions & Registration Fees

Pro Division
Open to all ages, men & women. Cash prizes for top four finalists
Adult Male
Over 18 years of age on the contest date
Adult Female
Over 18 years of age on the contest date
Juniors Male
Under 18 years of age on the contest date
Juniors Female
Under 18 years of age on the contest date
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.


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