VIDEO: Hundreds of surfing Santas hit the waves in Cocoa Beach

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Hundreds of people dressed up as Santa on Sunday to celebrate Christmas Eve Florida style.

At least 837 surfers hit the waves in Cocoa Beach wearing Santa suits.

This Christmas Eve marks the second year of the Surfing Santas event at Cocoa Beach. Organizers say it started as a small, family day and quickly blossomed.

More than 10,000 people showed up to watch the surfing Santas this Christmas Eve morning.

The event raised $35,000 for local charities this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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