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Skydiving and Surfing Santas Hit Cocoa Beach

Who says that Santa’s favorite pastime is eating cookies and drinking milk? Here in Cocoa Beach, it’s well known that Santa’s favorite hobby is surfing with his buddies on the morning of Christmas Eve.


Join Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the rest of the crew this year at the seventh annual Surfing Santas Christmas Eve tradition on Thursday, Dec. 24, beginning at 8 a.m., at Minutemen Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.

With beautiful weather and the most unique holiday tradition in the country, Christmas in Cocoa Beach is like no other. Last year, more than 4,000 spectators joined together on the beach along Minutemen Causeway to watch the annual Surfing Santas holiday celebration.


This Cocoa Beach Christmas Eve tradition all started when founder, George Trosset, dressed up as Santa Claus and went surfing with his son and daughter-in-law dressed as elves in 2009. Since then, the Surfing Santas holiday celebration has grown tremendously.

Over the years hundreds Surfing Santas, dozens skydiving Surfing Santas and thousands of spectators joined in on this holiday tradition. Last year there were almost 300 Surfing Santas, 18 Sky Surfing Santas and more than 4,000 spectators (now that’s a lot of Santas).


The seventh annual Surfing Santas Christmas Eve tradition is expected to have an even bigger turn out, with a lot more Santas! People from all over the world come to surf with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve before his big night.

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.


If you have any more questions or are interested in participating in the seventh annual Surfing Santas celebration you can register online at

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