George Trosset Jr., the original Snowman, and his dad, Santa Claus and chief fun officer, George
Trosset Sr., look forward to what began as a small family surf session in 2009.
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Trosset then decided it was time for the City
of Cocoa Beach to step in, and thankfully it
agreed to sponsor the event, which moved to
The number of costumed kahunas — everything
from surfers dressed in traditional Santa attire,
elves, Christmas Trees, snowmen and more —
has grown to record-breaking numbers, drawing
nearly 10,000 spectators and thousands of surfers.
And for the past decade, the holiday spectacle
has raised an excess of $100,000 for two local
Spectators watch as surfers
catch waves at the annual Surfing
Santas event held at Minuteman
Causeway in Cocoa Beach.
Doug Flutie, a former National Football League quarterback,
helped kick off the festivities for the Surfing Santas event last
year by jumping out of a helicopter, his first.