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Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach 2016

That’s right: Santa Claus is coming to town — on a surfboard. The world-famous Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach brings thousands of spectators and hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa to the beach every Christmas Eve, as they ride in the waves.

This year’s Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach begins at 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve, at the beach of Minutemen Causeway, in Cocoa Beach.

Photo from Surfing Santas Facebook page

Guests will see hundreds of locals and visitors alike dressed up as Santa Claus, shredding the waves and spreading holiday cheer.

New to this year’s Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach event, guests can participate in a costume contest. Dress up as Frosty, Santa, Ms. Claus, Rudolph, or any other creative winter-themed costume, for a chance to win awesome prizes. With a custom surfboard as the main prize, the competition is sure to be fierce.

Last year, the Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach attracted close to 6,000 people, and that amount is expected to grow this year.

Photo from WINK News

Event tee shirts are available for purchase online at, or at the event. Proceeds raised from the tee shirt sales will help fund Grind for Life, Inc., a local cancer charity, and the Florida Surf Museum.

Santa encourages everyone to come out to this family-friendly Christmas Eve tradition, no matter if you’re surfing with him or watching from the beach. Take advantage of the beautiful Florida winter weather and get a tan as you surf with the Surfing Santas or relax beachside on sunny Christmas Eve.

For more info, updates and to register for the Surfing Santas in Cocoa Beach, please visit

By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer

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  1. Thanks for the promo for Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach!
    We have some changes this year.
    The Skydiving Santas are not going to be at our event on Dec. 24th.
    Could you correct your posts to that effect?
    Thank You
    George Trosset

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