Surfing Santas hit Cocoa Beach

Hundreds of surfers in Santa costumes and thousands of spectators descended on Cocoa Beach for the annual Christmas Eve Surfing Santas extravaganza.

The Santas surfed the waves all morning and raised money for two charities by selling T-shirts.

One charity is the Florida Surf Museum. The other charity provides financial assistance to Grind For Life, for cancer patients needing to travel for their treatment.

The first surfing Santas event started in 2009 when George Trosset, his son and daughter-in-law thought it would be funny to dress up as Santa Claus and his elves and go surfing.  A photo of them hit the front page of the local newspaper, and a Cocoa Beach tradition was born.