Monday, August 24, 2009

Super Sunday August 2009

Yesterday was the last day of the Hurricane Bill swell in Cocoa Beach and it was a doozey. Glassy, head high perfect waves all day long, classic Cocoa Beach summertime surf. I saw dads and sons, brother and sisters, old timers, grommets and every cut of surfer in the water including mother and son, Barbara and Laza, pictured above sharing one of dozens of waves they enjoyed in south Cocoa Beach, hooted on by a handful of neighbors and friends.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hurricane Bill swell

Hurricane Bill swell this morning at 9 AM. That's a surfer slotted just to the left of the tall sprig in the center of the shot and another guy sitting out on the shoulder.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Looking south from Waters Edge

Looking south from high in Waters Edge gives one a good perspective of how narrow the island is here and why the beaches are so uncrowded, low population density. The total lack of public parking also contributes. South Cocoa beach rocks.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Delta rocket launch at sunrise

Aug 17, 2009 Delta launch as seen from south Cocoa Beach

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cafe Surfinista update

The Cafe Surfinista in downtown Cocoa Beach has been Richter with crowds since opening a couple of weeks ago. My expectations have been exceeded with the variety and quality of the offerings. I've managed to work my way through less than half the menu and it's all been good. If you're into healthy casual food, this place should be on your list. There is another menu of smoothies, bowls and drinks not included here. Click on any of the menu pages to get a larger view.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August Banana River morning

Early morning in south Cocoa Beach.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

250 Palm Trees

The newly planted sabal palms above are part of a Brevard County Natural Resources Department project that includes planting 250 these trees and 150 sea grapes at 29 oceanfront street ends in Cocoa Beach to reduce upland lighting impacts on hatchling sea turtles. As a beneficial side effect, the streets are looking much better. Good job.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Banana River like glass

The river was like glass this morning.