Thousands Turnout For 11th Annual ‘Surfing Santas’ in Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // December 24, 2019
On Dec. 24, hundreds of Santas will take the waves at Cocoa Beach, Florida, for Surfing Santas
ABOVE VIDEO: A Christmas Eve tradition in Cocoa Beach was renewed on Tuesday morning as thousands packed Cocoa Beach for the annual Surfing Santas event. Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno spoke to Surfing Santas founder George Trosset and Melbourne Beach resident/event sponsor Steve Casanova.
(GoodMorningAmerica.com) – This Christmas, Santa is going surfing.
On Dec. 24, hundreds of Santas will take the waves at Cocoa Beach, Florida, for Surfing Santas.
George Trosset is the founder and CFO — chief fun officer — of the organization.
“It’s gone from a little family day in Cocoa Beach into this huge Christmas celebration in downtown Cocoa Beach,” he told “Good Morning America.”
In all started 2009, when Trosset and his family traveled to their beach house dressed as Santa and his elves to go surfing.
The next year, 10 people showed up. The year after that, 84 people showed up. The event organically grew so much that, eventually, 837 people arrived to surf while another 10,000 arrived to spectate.
“I like to say Surfing Santa makes people smile,” he said.
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