Surfers wearing Santa suits ride waves in Florida for good cause

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A History of Santa

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Surfers in Florida got into the holiday spirit by donning festive attire and riding the waves.

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It was quite a sight on Christmas Eve as hundreds of surfers in Santa suits and thousands of spectators descended upon Cocoa Beach.

The holiday-themed beach event is a dual fundraiser for the Florida Surf Museum and a charity for cancer patients, The Associated Press reported.

Organizers say about $40,000 was raised this year, the AP reported.

Spectators on the beach showed off their holiday spirit by wearing Santa hats and Christmas sweaters.

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This year, thousands showed up in downtown Cocoa Beach for the annual Christmas Eve Surfing Santas event.

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This year, thousands showed up in downtown Cocoa Beach for the annual Christmas Eve Surfing Santas event.

Credit: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

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This year, thousands showed up in downtown Cocoa Beach for the annual Christmas Eve Surfing Santas event.

Credit: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

Credit: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

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