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Surfing Santas 2019

December 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


For the past TEN years, before Santa delivers toys and gifts, he’s been breaking away to catch some waves in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning. Pretty cool, right?

The Surfing Santas event is an annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa. Watch them ride in on the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this FREE event.

Now in its fourth year, the crowd can participate in a costume contest. Dress up in your favorite winter-themed outfit – snowman, Santa and Mrs. Claus, gingerbread man, reindeer, elves – for your chance to win prizes. This year there will be five categories – babies (0-3), kids (4-15), group (2 people or more), men (16+), and women (16+).

There are no rules, so anything goes…well almost! This is a family-friendly event, so please keep that in mind. To ensure the safety of both surfers and spectators, the Cocoa Beach police, fire department, lifeguards and EMT personnel are on site.

Cash prizes for first through third place: $50 for first, $25 for second, $15 for third in individual categories and $100 for first, $50 for 2nd and $30 for third in the group category.

One Grand Prize winner, the people’s choice from the first place winners, will win a Surfing Santas Surfboard!