Surfing for Hope event set for this weekend

newsroom@thetribunenews.comSeptember 18, 2013 

Surfers turned out in November 2012 for a paddle-out in Avila Beach in memory of Jodi Fisher and others who have lost battles with cancer. The paddle-out occurred in conjunction with the two-day Surfing for Hope event, a benefit for the programs and services offered by the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center.


The 2nd annual Surfing for Hope event will be held Friday and Saturday in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach featuring a benefit dinner and longboard surfing contest in honor of cancer survivors.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. Friday with a memorial paddle-out at Avila Beach to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer.

The benefit dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at Avila Beach Golf Resort and will feature live music by the Zongo All-Stars, dinner by chef Maegan Loring and an auction.

On Saturday, the longboard surf contest and a health fair will be held at the Pismo Beach Pier from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The contest will be held on the south side of the pier with onsite registration beginning at 6 a.m.

Proceeds from Surfing for Hope will support the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and the center’s Angel of Hope Fund.

For information, call 542-6496 or visit

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