Santa Claus hydrofoil boards in Avila Beach

Santa Claus hydrofoil boards in Avila Beach

Erik Jones and his friend, Ryan Valliere, shot a video of Santa Claus hydrofoiling off Avila Beach, California, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Erik Jones


Santa Claus decided to take a pre-Christmas vacation this week in Avila Beach, where he was spotted riding the waves on a hydrofoil board.

Erik Jones of San Luis Obispo said he “coerced” his friend, Ryan Valliere, into donning the Santa suit to cruise around just off the beach Tuesday.

Valliere, who lives in Grover Beach, put on a wetsuit and life jacket under that famous red costume and took to the ocean.

The video, shot by Jones, shows Valliere waving to the camera while being towed around behind an aluminium boat with Avila Beach in the background.

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