Surfing Santas to face wind chills in upper 20s, temps in 30s on Christmas Eve morning
Surfing Santas typically draws national television coverage with colorful images of costumed surfers joy-riding across a sun-splashed Florida beach — while most of America shivers amid wintry December weather, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Surfing Santas goes virtual, hundreds of families still flock to Cocoa Beach
COCOA BEACH, Fla. – The tradition of dressing up like St. Nick and hitting the waves continues in Cocoa Beach for the 11th annual Surfing Santa event in Cocoa Beach. “I saw them surfing... Santa Clause,” said Mason, a child watching from the shoreline Thursday morning. The event usually draws tens of thousands of people to the Space Coast and hundreds of surfers from across the globe. Although the event was held virtually this year, hundreds of families still decided to show up and continue their Christmas Eve tradition. But he said the experience is unlike any other with families bringing the Christmas spirit to life.
Surfing Santas scales back annual Christmas Eve event during coronavirus pandemic
COCOA BEACH, Fla. – On Thursday, organizers of what’s been the largest holiday party on Cocoa Beach the past decade plan to break up the crowds for a change. Thousands traditionally watch hundreds of “Surfing Santas” on Christmas Eve at Coconuts on the Beach. Trosset said the decision to cancel received criticism from Surfing Santas fans who anticipated the full-scale event would go on. “Out of an abundance of caution, we chose not to have a gathering of Santas, but people love Surfing Santas,” Trosset said. They may go to another spot.”Dan Sheehan, from Fort Lauderdale, is in Cocoa Beach for Christmas and said he’ll be surfing Thursday.