Newquay hosts UK's only Santa Surf and Fun Run


Fistral Beach will be providing free parking for all visitors on Saturday the 12th December as part of its Santa Surfing and fun run competition. The parking will be free all day so you can join in the fun, catch up on some Christmas shopping, use the restaurants or enjoy the beach.

There won’t just be one Santa coming to Fistral beach this year but a whole sea of them, and this year they will be running and surfing to raise funds for a local charity.

The Santa Surf and Fun run is, organized by the Fistral Surf Center, Cornwall hospice Care and the Joe Way Appeal.

Matt Way from the Joe Way Appeal said "We are stoked to be invited to this event for the second year running and look forward to the Newquay community putting on a good show and raising money for a great cause".

The fun events will run together at Fistral beach where Men and women, boys and girls, young and old are welcome to join Team Santa and help raise funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

You can run, jog or walk along the fun run across Fistral beach which starts at 11am and then enjoy some mince pies whilst watching the surfers.

The surfing Santa's will be competing to win some great prizes and the "Santa Foamie Surfing Contest" which starts at 12.30pm is all about having fun. There will be an open mixed division for men & women alongside an U16's division which see all the competitors wearing Santa outfits over their wetsuits.

If you feeling really sporty you can enter both events and what better way to get into the festive mood while supporting a local charity.

Although it is a surfing contest it is also about giving surfers who have always wanted to try competing have the opportunity to do so in a fun way for a great cause along side seasoned competition surfers.

Jenny Briant Surf event organizer said "Last year's event was so much fun with a real mix of abilities and ages, we cannot wait to see hundreds of Santa's taking over the beach".

To enter the Fun Run or Fun Surf sign up here, you can also get sponsors to raise more cash and your entry money includes a free Santa suit

For further information contact Rose on 01726 66868 or email