Catch a wave of Christmas cheer at Cocoa Beach's annual Surfing Santas event

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AMANDA STRATFORD
  • Amanda Stratford
One benefit of this mild winter is the fact that we can still wear our bathing suits to the beach with nary a goosebump in sight. Since 2009, this fact has brought a growing number of Santa-clad surfers to Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve to shoot curls and hang 10 to the delight of onlookers. Last year’s crowd of more than 4,000 spectators got to see 300 Surfing Santas dressed in everything from Classic Santa outfits to Santa Batman gear. Though the event is free to attend, the Santas raise money to benefit Grind for Life, a charity that gives financial assistance to families impacted by cancer, so pick up a T-shirt while you’re there.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 | Downtown Cocoa Beach, Minutemen Causeway and A1A, Cocoa Beach | surfingsantas.org | free


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