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Groms trade toys for photo with Surfing Santa

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Surfing Santa and his South Bay Boardriders Club elves cross The Strand at 22nd Street on their way for a pre Christmas surf session. But first Santa stopped for photos and to collect toys for the Beach Cities Toy Drive. Photos by Steve Gaffney (


Michael Cruz gives Surfing Santa a wave.


Groms were on their best behavior during their visit with Surfing Santa and Elf Jani.


South Bay Boardriders Club president Tom Horton gives the club’s toy drive and fellow club members the thumbs up.


A young grom sings “Frosty the Sandman” for Surfing Santa.


Elf Jani shows off some of the toys the South Bay Boardriders Club collected for the Beach Cities Toy Drive. Special thanks to Derek Levy, Body Glove and candy cane surfboard shaper Pat Ryan/ET Surf


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