Hang 10: Surfing Santas hit the waves in Cocoa Beach

By Bailey Myers, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EST

Well, if it's going to be 85 degrees on Christmas Eve, you might as well grab your surfboard and Hang 10.

Santa included.

About 300 surfers paddled out Thursday morning in Brevard County dressed as Santa Claus as part of the seventh annual Surfing Santas event.

The event started when George Trosset thought it would be fun to dress up as Santa and surf. It evolved into a huge event, with hundreds of participants and even more spectators.

The entire event is for a good cause, too. It is the giving season, after all.

Trosset said all T-shirt sales at the event will go to two Brevard County-based charities: The Surfing Museum, which works to preserve Florida's surfing history, and Grind for Life, which helps cancer patients.

Last year, more than 1,000 T-shirts were sold, which resulted in about $20,000 being donated. Trosset said he hopes to break the record this year.


(Bailey Myers, Staff)