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Surfing Santa is back! Man surfs waves in Santa costume on Hamburg Beach

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 14:01:37-05

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — We're just over three weeks away from Christmas, but that hasn't stopped Western New Yorkers from getting into the holiday spirit!

Every year, Aurelien Bouche-Pillon wears a santa costume and surfs the waves on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

We caught him surfing on Hamburg Beach on Thursday.

"Today was a perfect day to go surfing, the sun is out, you've got beautiful Buffalo in the background," Bouche-Pillon said. "The wind and the waves were perfect. It's a great way to enjoy Lake Erie and I wear the Santa costume to bring joy and to encourage people to stay young and to keep dreaming."