The 12th annual Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach event returns live on December 24 at 8 a.m.
live music, hula dancers and hundreds of Santas swept the waves on Christmas Eve
Since 2013, Surfing Santas has raised over $ 200,000 through donations.
BREVARD COUNTY â¢ COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Local Tradition Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach returns live on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 8am. As always, the event will take place on the beach behind the Coconuts on the Beach restaurant. Hundreds of surfers and thousands of spectators arrive from all over the world each year, with nearly a billion people watching the coverage of Surfing Santas.
The event, which celebrates its 12th year, features live music, hula dancers, a costume contest and hundreds of Santas on the waves. Come dressed in your most festive gear and join in the fun.
The new Surfing Santas t-shirts and other merchandise will be for sale on the beach during the event as well as on the website. SurfSantas.org and other participating locations listed below.
âSurfing Santas is one of the most unique ways to celebrate a vacation here on the Space Coast. We are known as the surfing capital of the East Coast, and this iconic tradition fits perfectly into the framework, âsaid Peter Cranis, Executive Director of the Space Coast Tourism Board.
“It’s definitely a heritage event on the Space Coast, and the best part is how they give back to the community through fundraising.” The Florida Surf Museum received a cultural support grant from the Space Coast Office of Tourism for Surfing Santas.
All Surfing Santas profits support the Florida Surf Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit, and their sponsored nonprofit Grind for Life, a charity that provides cancer patients with financial assistance for non-spending expenses. covered by insurance as well as advice and support for cancer patients.
Since 2013, Surfing Santas has raised over $ 200,000 through donations and sales of Surfing Santas products for charity, of which $ 40,000 has gone to Grind for Life.
âI like to say that Surfing Santas makes people smile. If you walk through the crowd, there is a buzz of joyful energy, âsaid George Trosset, founder and member of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
âIt’s amazing how much this has become over the past decade or so as one of the biggest vacation events on the Space Coast. In the past four years, we’ve created over 6 billion smiles all over the planet!
â Locations of goods: Long Doggers (all oceanfront locations), Ron Jon Surf Shop, Studios of Cocoa Beach, Space Coast CBD, Coconuts on the Beach, Drifthouse Cocoa Beach, Coastal Produce Cocoa Beach, and Carib Brewery.
â Surfing Santas Corporate Sponsors: Ron Jon Surf Shop, Carroll Distributing, E-Lifeguard, Country Inn and Suites Port Canaveral, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Landshark, Cutwater Spirits, Clack Industries, Coconuts on the Beach and Steve Casanova Attorney at Law.