John Fulton started Surfing Santa way back in 1985 as a stunt to bring attention to his windsurfing school. The stunt went worldwide on the first sail. His school has long since closed but the tradition of Surfing Santa has continued for 25yrs as a way to bring attention to the plight of homelessness worldwide. Surfing Santa's call to the world: " Take some of your stuff, toys, food, clothes, blankets ect. and get them to a homeless shelter, person,family or other chairity!"
Shelters and food banks have a greater need than ever in these tough economic times. After all isn't giving what Christmas is all about!
10 AM Santa Arrives for media conference at Niagara Parkway at the Old Fort Erie shoreline via Niagara Helicopters
11 AM Santa heads down to Niagara Parkway Marina and sets sail for his 29th annual crossing escorted by US border patrol & Niagara Parks police