Who needs sugar plum fairies when you can have Surfing Santas? That’s right, the fast-approaching holiday season means it’s almost time for Cocoa Beach’s infamous annual event, which includes hundreds of Santas taking to the beach to shred some waves before embarking on a long night of delivering toys to all of the good little boys and girls.

The 8th Annual Surfing Santas event kicks off with the Black Friday Surf-In on Friday, November 25, with a sight you won’t find anywhere but Florida’s Space Coast: a professional surfing Santa ushering in the holidays via surfboard. This wildly popular Cocoa Beach tradition is guaranteed to deliver a giant dose of holiday cheer for your entire family.

But nothing can beat the main event on December 24. If you have yet to witness hundreds of Santas coming together to ride the waves, you haven’t truly lived. After all, there’s a reason this event has grown exponentially since the Santas’ inaugural surf in 2009.

Surfing Santa event details:

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Location: East End of Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach
Price: Free!
 

All proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations Grind for Life — a local cancer support group — and the Florida Surf Museum.

As you plan for this year’s event, don’t forget to prepare a festive costume for the costume contest. With a custom surfboard as the top prize, the competition is sure to be fierce, so we want to offer you some Pinterest-style inspiration for creating a unique costume that’s sure to stand out in the crowd:

  1. Create Your Own Winter Wonderland

Snow Globe

  1. Think Outside the [Gift] Box

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  1. Get Crafty with Tulle

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4. Take a New Approach to a Classic

 

Classic

  1. Bring Elf On a Shelf to Life

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  1. Pay Homage to Rudolph

Rudolph

Raindeer

  1. Repurpose with Purpose!

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We hope to see you and yours at Surfing Santas on December 24! Discover unpublished room rates here and make this a holiday getaway you’ll never forget!