VIDEO: Special Mystery Guest To Attend ‘Surfing Santas’ Event At Cocoa Beach Friday
By Space Coast Daily // November 27, 2015
Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations
ABOVE VIDEO: Last year’s event attracted hundreds of Santas from all over to participate in the annual event that includes a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – A very special Cocoa Beach professional surfer will arrive on his surfboard, dressed as Santa Claus, at Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach on Friday at 2 p.m. to shred a few waves before he comes to the beach to hand out candy canes.
Families who come to meet Santa on the beach can get free children’s pictures with Surfing Santa in his lifeguard chair surrounded by surfboards and palm trees.
“We are sharing the magic of Christmas at a magical place – on the beach,” said George Trosset, who founded Surfing Santas in 2009.
“We want to offer families a free, fun alternative on Black Friday.”
SEVENTH ANNUAL SURFING SANTAS SET DEC. 24
On Dec. 24, Surfing Santas will gather to ride the waves and to share holiday for the seventh annual Surfing Santas event. Over 300 surfers are expected to hit the waves dressed as Santa with even more Santas skydiving onto the beach.
Surfing Santas morning festivities begin at 8 a.m. at 2 Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Over the past six years, the event has grown from a family day at the beach, into a nationally recognized community event. In 2014, the fun included nearly 300 Surfing Santas, 18 skydiving Santas, 4,000 spectators and $20,000 in donations for local charities.
Proceeds from donations and sales benefit two local non-profit organizations, Florida Surf Museum and Grind for Life.
The event is free to the public and offers fun for all ages. For additional information, visit the Surfing Santas website at SurfingSantas.org
About Florida Surf Museum
The Florida Surf Museum was created to preserve and document the unique history and culture of Florida surfing. The museum showcases the heritage and traditions of the surfing community through events, exhibits, and programs, highlighting Cocoa Beach as one of the premier surf towns in the world.
About Grind for Life
The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. The organization assists with lodging expenses, meals and personal needs and supports families through the course of treatment, survival, and recovery.