Thousands Turnout For 11th Annual ‘Surfing Santas’ in Cocoa Beach

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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.

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.”

(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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George Trosset’s Unique ‘Surfing Santas’ Event Will Draw 1,000 Surfers, 10,000 Fans to BrevardRelated Story:
George Trosset’s Unique ‘Surfing Santas’ Event Will Draw 1,000 Surfers, 10,000 Fans to Brevard
In November of 2009, surfer George Trosset happened upon a Honda car ad depicting surfers wearing Santa Claus suits. He called his son and his wife and asked them to dress up as elves and meet him on the beach at Cocoa Beach early Dec. 24. As the morning light bathed the beach, Trosset and his “elves” took to the waves. Watching them were Nihla and their grandson, then three-year-old Anderson.
The Phenomenon known as “Surfing Santas” drew more than 800 surfers and 10,000 spectators to Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve 2017 – along with the attention of millions worldwide.

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