Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather

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COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida's Atlantic coast.

Florida Today reported that when Cocoa Beach Mayor Dave Netterstrom took in the view from the sand Tuesday, he declared the fourth-annual gathering "the largest surfing Santa event on the planet."

Organizer George Trosset started the tradition in 2009 with a few family members after seeing a television commercial featuring people surfing in Santa Claus attire.

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