Surfing Santas spotted at Sumner Beach in Christchurch

I’m down in Christchurch for Christmas 2014. Yesterday we took a walk along the Boulevard at Sumner Beach. I spotted a couple of guys heading out for a surf wearing santa hats. After asking them if it was OK to take their photo, they let me know that there were a bunch of friends on the way doing the same. It turns out it’s a recent tradition that has been started up, with surfing Santas gathering together over the last few years. I think its a great tradition that could spread around the country (if it has not done so already). To view more photos from the morning, click on my gallery on real-people.co.nz

Two friends walk over the seawall at Sumner Beach to go for a surf wearing Santa Hats. Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - December 22:  Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  REAL PEOPLE.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

Two friends walk over the seawall at Sumner Beach to go for a surf wearing Santa Hats. Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND – December 22: Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. REAL PEOPLE. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

A large group of friends gather together wearing Santa hats and Christmas related gear. CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - December 22:  Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  REAL PEOPLE.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

A large group of friends gather together wearing Santa hats and Christmas related gear. CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – December 22: Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. REAL PEOPLE. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

A surfer looks back up at his mates and smiles after catching a wave wearing a santa hat. CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - December 22:  Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  REAL PEOPLE.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

A surfer looks back up at his mates and smiles after catching a wave wearing a santa hat. CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – December 22: Surfers wearing Santa Hats at Sumner Beach, Christchurch. A group of friends gathered together as part of a growing tradition that has been going for 3 years. December 22, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. REAL PEOPLE. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ real-people.co.nz)

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