WE ARE BACK! The City of Pismo Beach has given our permit for this year’s Surfing for Hope 10th annual benefit event.
“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 Bob Voglin, the Surfing for Hope Foundation Board includes Karen Allen, Tom Spillane, and Nancy Voglin. Since 2012, the foundation has raised more than $450,000 to support and assist cancer patients and their families; 2019 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. 2, 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. 2, 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.
Dinner and Auction (Friday, Oct. 1, 5:00 – 8:00pm) at Canyon Creek Ranch in Avila beach.
The 2021 Memorial Paddle Out (Friday, Oct. 1, starting at 4:00pm) at a location TBD