Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas

Photo Event Date: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 8:00am
Photo Event Name: 
Surfing Santas
Photo Event Location: 
Downtown Cocoa Beach
Photo Event Info: 

Event Details

Come and watch the Cocoa Beach Surfing Santas as they Ho..Ho..Hang Ten!

For the past eight 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? A Christmas Eve morning spectacle that has grabbed international attention, hundreds of “Surfing Santas” will set out on the beach at about 8 a.m. to hit the waves off downtown Cocoa Beach, where there is space to park cars — even sleighs. Watch them ride the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this FREE event.

Now in its second 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+).


  • 8:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:30 a.m. – Costume Contest Check-In Begins
  • 9 a.m. – Costume Contest Starts
  • 10 a.m. – Santas Surf Out
  • 11 a.m. – Entertainment

Proceeds and donations support Grind for Life, a local cancer support group, and the Florida Surf Museum.

Surfing Santas has evolved into an annual gathering of surfer enthusiasts from near and far who share the ride of Christmas magic. It’s the one day a year that all surfers share all the waves at this local surf spot in Cocoa Beach. This Christmas event in Cocoa Beach cannot be missed!