Surfing Santas ride waves along Florida's Space Coast

Posted at 7:24 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 07:26:12-05

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Who needs a sleigh when you've got a surf board?

Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

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Almost 10,000 spectators also turned out for the 10th Annual Surfing Santas event along Florida's Space Coast.

The surfing fundraiser raised $40,000 for the Florida Surf Museum and a nonprofit that helps people with cancer.