• Surfin' Santas catch waves at Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve

    By: Chip Skambis


    COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Thousands packed the shores of Cocoa Beach as a total of 837 Santa-suit wearing surfers caught waves Sunday morning. 

    The Surfin’ Santas event began several years ago and has steadily grown to be one of the world’s unique Santa-themed gatherings. 

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    More than 10,000 people were attendance when the Santas hit the water. 

    The total number of participating Santas is up from 772 last year.

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    The event raises money for the nonprofits Grind for Life and the Florida Surf Museum. 

    The event raised over $95,000 Sunday for the charities.  

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