COCOA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) –
More than 800 surfing Santas hung-ten in Cocoa Beach. The event started out as George Trosset’s local family tradition, a few years ago.
“We wouldn’t tell anybody about it beforehand,” Trosset said, “now it’s the least-kept secret in Cocoa Beach.”
They say about ten thousand people showed up to cheer-on hundreds of surfing Saint Nicks.
“I got a buddy, he’s gonna be surfing today,” said Lisa Karlovich, “so I want to see him get out on the board for the first time.”
“I love surfing, and the first year I did it the waves were super nice,” surfer Ethan Deibert said, “so that’s just a bonus coming here to catch some nice waves, too. So I thought it would be tons of fun.”
They’re also trying to make history. The surfing Santas are trying to break a record for the most people surfing a single wave.
It’s all for a good cause. T-shirt sales at the event are raising money for nonprofit groups Grind for Life and the Florida Surf Museum.