Longboard Surf Contest

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Longboard Surf Contest
Weekend Benefit for Cancer
September 30 & October 1, 2016

The Surfing for Hope Annual Longboard Contest Weekend will take place on September 30 & October 1, 2016, in Pismo Beach, California.  This event is designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing.  Surfing is the ideal format to help people in this situation by showing how positive and healthful our sport is and it gives the surfing community the opportunity to give back to people in need by sharing what we love. 

All proceeds from Surfing for Hope will benefit the Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, California.  Since 2012, Surfing for Hope has raised more than $160,000 to support the HCRC and the HCRC's Angel of Hope Fund, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients.

The event begins on Friday afternoon with Opening Ceremonies. The Ceremonies include a Memorial Paddle Out to honor friends and loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer. Following in the paddle out, a Benefit Reception featuring foods and wines of the Central Coast, silent auction, and luau themed entertainment will take place at Avila Beach Lighthouse Suites.

On Saturday, October 1st, the Annual Longboard Surf Contest and Family Fun Fair will be held at the Pismo Beach pier. The contest is open to ages 10 and up with a variety of divisions. The Health Fair focuses on business and groups which support, educate and help people who are going through the cancer experience.  

This is a great opportunity for both the surfing world and the medical world to join up to support people who are challenged with this disease.  We are very excited about our foruth year and hope you will join us for this incredible event!

Click Here for the Contest Results


Featured Bands

Weekend Events

Surfing Divisions & Registration Fees

Ages 19 - 29
Master Men
Ages 30 - 44
Grandmaster Men
Ages 45 - 59
Ages 60 and Up
All Ages
Men and Women under 12
Men and Women aged 12-15
Men and Women aged 16-18
(All Ages)
All Ages
Stand Up Paddlers
All Ages
Pure Stoke Heat
All Ages, 2-5 people per team

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

Our Benefactors