Friday, December 24, 2010
Most Santas surfing at the same time: Surfing Santas set world record
COCOA BEACH, Fla., USA--Nineteen surfers, dressed in Santa attire, tackled the 4-foot waves to welcome in the Christmas holiday - setting the new world record for the Most Santas surfing at the same time. Photo: George Trossett, also known as Surfin Santa, was out with 19 fellow Santas for some surfing on Christmas Eve. Photo by: Rik Jesse (enlarge photo)
Despite the cold water, the group wanted to spread some holiday cheer.
The "Surfing Santas": George Trosset SR;
George Trosset JR; Eddie Legge; Paul Kitchen; Denny Smejkyl; Shane Lyons; Mike Richardson; Ross Cruden; Danny Cruden; Jon Cruden;
Greg Hall; RIC Hamilton; Patty Mitchell;
Gerry Oshea; Reef Kai Oshea; Doug Capps;
Ross Capps; Carter Capps; Matt Oshea.
Organizer George Trosset said last year, he went surfing alone as Santa Claus. This year, he thought it would be fun to invite some friends to join him.
"The surf is a little bigger than I hoped," said Trosset.
"It's about 4 to 6 feet. I have a good feeling there are going to be a lot of Santa parts on the beach when we are done."
The surfin' Santas simply said they were just looking to have some Christmas fun, and hope the event grows every year.
The Guinness world record for the most Santa Claus' distributing gifts simultaneously was achieved by 3,939 participants, in the Constitutei Square in Bucarest, Romania.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Most consecutive days surfing, set by Dale Webster (USA), who passed his 10,407th consecutive day of surfing on 29 February 2004.