Tuesday, August 14, 2018
News Roundup

Surfing Santas catch waves at Florida beach

COCOA BEACH — Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has evolved into an annual tradition.

Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted to ride the waves dressed as St. Nick.

A singer with a ukulele led hundreds of people in singing Christmas carols, and some Santas glided onto the beach, about 60 miles east of Orlando, via parachutes.

The event was started by George Trosset seven years ago from his beach house.

It got so big the event was moved to the public beach. Trosset says one of his goals is to get in the Guinness World Records for holding the biggest surfing Santa event.

 
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