Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas Local and National News

Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas Local and National News

 Below is a collection of various local and national news articles about our Surfing Santas event, in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Over 36 states covered “Surfing Santas” in their local online, print and tv media. Surfing Santas is becoming a national event with local appeal.

Why Cocoa Beach has the Most Christmas Spirit of any Surf Community

‘Tis the season, where platitudes about how it is better to give than receive flow like eggnog at an office Holiday party bender. Pondering the actual reason for the season, can one actually experience a higher sense of stoke giving something up rather than receiving some shiny bauble?

Christmas Eve brings hundreds of surfing Santas to Cocoa Beach

Thousands of spectators gathered in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Christmas Eve morning to witness the 6th Annual Surfin’ Santas event held for the first time at its new location in downtown Cocoa Beach near Minuteman Causeway.

648 surfing Santas set new world record

Organizers say 648 of them bundled up in 80-degree weather to shatter the record of 320 surfing Santas set in Australia Dec. 15.

Hang 10: Surfing Santas hit the waves in Cocoa Beach

Well, if it’s going to be 85 degrees on Christmas Eve, you might as well grab your surfboard and Hang 10. Santa included. About 300 surfers paddled out Thursday morning in Brevard County dressed as Santa Claus as part of the seventh annual Surfing Santas event.

Surfing Santas Catch Waves at Florida Beach

Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has evolved into an annual tradition at Florida’s Cocoa Beach. Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted to ride the waves…

Nearly 650 Surfing Santas Take to the Water for Charity Event in Florida

In a what was likely a record-making Christmas Eve display, nearly 650 surfers dressed as Santa took to the waves in Florida. That was more than double the number of St. Nick look-a-likes who surfed at Cocoa Beach last year.

Seis mil Papa Noeles invadieron las playas de Florida [+fotos]

Más de 6 mil surfistas se reunieron en Cocoa Beach, Florida, para disfrutar del preludio a la Nochebuena con atuendos de Santa Claus y sus tablas para deslizarse entre las olas. Una vez más, los amantes del surf se reunieron para celebrar la próxima llegada de Santa Claus, pero también para apoyar en la recolección de fondos que serán entregados a una fundación.

Surfing Santas return to Cocoa Beach on Thursday

Hundreds of salty Saint Nicks are expected to attend the seventh annual Surfing Santas event at Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve.

Making the most out of your Surfing Santas experience

Thursday hundreds of “Santa’s” will descend on Cocoa Beach. They’ll float in on parachutes from above, ride in on the waves and walk among us barefoot in the sand. Here’s what to expect on the big day.

Surfing Santas needs dozens of ‘elves’

COCOA BEACH Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santas event, which lays claim to being world’s largest spectacle of its type, is looking for dozens of volunteers. The “elves” are needed for activities leading up to the Christmas Eve surfing event, which last year drew about 300 Santas on surfboards, 18 skydiving Santas and more than 4,000 spectators, and at the event itself.

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Surfin’ Santas hang ten in record numbers

COCOA BEACH – More than 4,000 spectators converged on the oceanfront along Minutemen Causeway on Wednesday to witness the sixth annual Surfin’ Santas extravaganza, a beachside Christmas Eve tradition. This year, there were about 300 Santas on the waves – a record turnout. They were joined by 18 skydiving Santas, who landed in the sand.

Surfin’ Santas attract record turnout in Cocoa Beach

4,000 spectators converge in Cocoa Beach to witness the Surfin’ Santas extravaganza. COCOA BEACH – More than 4,000 spectators converged on the oceanfront along Minutemen Causeway on Wednesday to witness the sixth annual Surfin’ Santas extravaganza, a beachside Christmas Eve tradition. This year, there were about 300 Santas on the waves – a record turnout.

Pictures: The Surfin’ Santas 2014

Surfers donning Santa outfits cheer during the annual ‘Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach’ fundraiser, in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Hundreds dressed in costume and braved the chilly surf for the event, now in its 6th year.

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‘The Largest Surfing Santa Event On The Planet’

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida’s Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports (http://on.flatoday.com/18LiqMu ) that when Cocoa Beach Mayor Dave Netterstrom took in the view from the sand Tuesday, he declared the fourth-annual gathering “the largest surfing Santa event on the planet.”

Brevard arts, cultural groups get marketing aid

More than two dozen Brevard County arts and cultural organizations and events will be sharing $345,000 in marketing help under a plan approved Wednesday by the Brevard County Tourist Development Council. The money comes from the county’s 5 percent Tourist Development Tax on hotel rooms and other short-term rentals.

Surfin’ Santas attract record turnout in Cocoa Beach

COCOA BEACH, Florida ( Florida Today) – More than 4,000 spectators converged on the oceanfront along Minutemen Causeway on Wednesday to witness the sixth annual Surfin’ Santas extravaganza, a beachside Christmas Eve tradition. This year, there were about 300 Santas on the waves – a record turnout.

VIDEO: Surfin Santas Set To Storm Cocoa Beach Dec. 24

ABOVE VIDEO: Surfin Santas of Cocoa Beach released a music video featuring dozens of Santa-clad supporters partying to “All About the Beach – Cocoa Beach,” a parody of Meghan Trainor’s hit single, “All About that Bass.” BREVARD COUNTY * COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – In December 2009, George Trosset and George Jr., along with his wife Britteny, paddled out for a Christmas Eve surf.

Surfin’ Santas Music Video : All About The Beach – The Beachside Resident

The Santas move Downtown to Minutemen Causeway on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 from 8am-Noon The Christmas Eve surfing event, conceived by George Trosset in 2009 at 24th Street, has since grown from a few surfers and friends to a gathering of hundreds of people of all generations and backgrounds.

Santa’s work is over, now it’s party time in Today in Pictures

A participant rides a wave during the Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach at Minutemen Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. The event, which drew around 300 participants, raises money for Grind for Life, a group that supports families suffering from the effects of cancer.

VIDEO: Surfin Santas Attracts Thousands At Cocoa Beach |

ABOVE VIDEO: The 2014 Surfin Santas , held Wednesday, Dec. 24 on the beach at Minutemen Causeway in front of Coconuts, featured more than 300 hundred Surfin’ Santas and attracted thousands of spectators and supporters. BREVARD COUNTY * COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – In December 2009, George Trosset and George Jr., along with his wife Britteny, paddled out for a Christmas Eve surf.

Surfin’ Santas attract record turnout in Cocoa Beach

4,000 spectators converge in Cocoa Beach to witness the Surfin’ Santas extravaganza. COCOA BEACH – More than 4,000 spectators converged on the oceanfront along Minutemen Causeway on Wednesday to witness the sixth annual Surfin’ Santas extravaganza, a beachside Christmas Eve tradition. This year, there were about 300 Santas on the waves – a record turnout.

Ho, ho, hang ten: Surfin’ Santas catching a worldly wave

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – What once was a family gathering of surfers in Santa suits has grown into a Christmas Eve spectacle grabbing international attention. To accommodate mushrooming interest in ho, ho, hanging ten, the Surfin’ Santas plan to ride the waves off downtown Cocoa Beach, where there is more space to park cars – even sleighs.

Popularity spurs Surfing Santas evolution

Hundreds of Surfing Santas will ride the waves this Christmas Eve in downtown Cocoa Beach. COCOA BEACH – Surfing Santas plan to ride the waves this year in the downtown area, where there is more space to accommodate the mushrooming Christmas Eve spectacle.

‘Surfin’ Santas’ draws hundreds in Florida

Gathering grows from family fun to community event. COCOA BEACH, Fla. – More than 210 Christmas-costumed surfers – a record-shattering turnout – braved the waves beneath drizzling sprinkles and gray skies Tuesday morning during the city’s “Surfin’ Santas” event, organizer George Trosset estimated.

Organizers expect 500 Surfin’ Santas in Cocoa Beach Christmas Eve

The stretch of Cocoa Beach surf behind Coconuts On The Beach is desolate now. But Wednesday, hundreds of surfers dressed like Ol’ Saint Nick will paddle out and ride the waves. “Well, we’re really excited about surfing Santa this year. It’s grown way beyond my wildest dreams,” said George Trosset.

400 surfin’ Santas hang ten in Cocoa Beach

Surfers traded “hang ten” for “ho, ho, ho” in Brevard County on Christmas Eve, as more than 400 people dressed up like jolly old Saint Nick and hopped on surfboards at the end of the Minutemen Causeway for an annual tradition. Wednesday marked the sixth year of the Surfin’ Santas event, which was started by George Trosset.