Monday, December 19, 2011

Car wash facelift

Mark Longenecker of Endless Summer Tattoo recently finished this mural on the car wash at 3rd St. and N. Atlantic Ave. Good job.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Art Festival Weekend

Kicking off the Art Festival, with a launch to Mars.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Air show practice

Several of the planes were practicing for the air show Friday over the ocean. An F-18 was doing low passes down the beach and when it went supersonic the shock wave was mind blowing. I wasn't fast enough to get a photo but it looked like the one below. Same type of aircraft. If you're in town or nearby try to make it to the beach to see some incredible aircraft and aerobatics.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Yesterday afternoon, within minutes of Kelly Slater clinching his 11th world surfing title in his 2nd heat at Ocean Beach San Francisco the boys had strung up a banner with a big 11 behind Kelly's statue at the entrance to downtown Cocoa Beach. The crowd watching on the big screen in the back room at Surfinista Cafe erupted when Kelly caught his winning wave in the last minutes of his heat. Computers all over town were tuned in to watch this unprecedented and likely never to be repeated moment. Needless to say, Cocoa Beach is very proud of our champion. Way to go, Kelly.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cocoa Beach from the west

Couple of ibises looking for snacks in the Banana River.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tandem surfing

Tandem surfing at the NKF contest Cocoa Beach Pier.
Photo by Lauren Lulich.

Monday, October 17, 2011

From the river

A small part of Harbor Isles, Cocoa Beach as seen from the Banana River.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

After the storm

Monday afternoon October 10, 2011.
24 hours earlier it was blowing 60 mph and
the ocean was whitewater to the horizon.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thank you, Ophelia

Ophelia provided us with a couple of days of big, glassy conditions.
This was Sunday afternoon October 2, 2011 after several hours of
trading head-high plus waves with just one friend in the water.
Air temp; 80. Water temp; 83.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lake Atlantic

East of Cocoa Beach last week.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beach flowers

Amazing beauty from barely nutritious beach sand.

Monday, September 26, 2011

One more morning shower

Sticking with the theme, another morning shower.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rinse, repeat

There has been a shower over the ocean at sunrise every morning this week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Squalls out on the Gulf Stream

Scattered showers over the ocean this beautiful September 19, 2011.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cocoa Beach from the air

A perspective of the main runway at Patrick Air Force Base not
commonly seen by civilians.

Not exactly a "Maverick" fly-by of the tower but close enough to feel cool.

Sol y Mar condo at 14th St. south center foreground with Snug Harbor beyond.

Cocoa Beach Pier with a few surfers enjoying the last remnants of the Hurricane Maria swell.

All shots were from an early morning flight today with Florida Biplanes out of the Merritt Island Airport. I highly recommend taking advantage of their very reasonably priced flights along the beach, Space Center and further west. Acrobatics are possible for the more adventurous passengers. Two passengers can fit in the open cockpit with the wind in their face. Double thumbs up adventure.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dune flowers

There's a lot more on the beach than sand and sea oats.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

To the moon

NASA's Grail probes streaking towards their mission on the moon aboard a Delta II rocket yesterday. I forgot about the launch and rushed outside when the thunder of the Delta II began rattling the office windows.

Meanwhile in south Cocoa Beach the slow beautiful season has begun.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Katia swell

A couple of guys in the water this morning for dawn patrol
to enjoy some of the Hurricane Katia swell that's still hanging
around. There is a Delta rocket scheduled to launch at 8:37 AM
this morning on a mission to the moon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PJs in the river

When we see the plane above circling over the Banana River in south Cocoa Beach in the afternoon, we know to expect these below. Pararescuemen (PJs) out of Patrick Air Force Base jumping and landing in the river. We're proud to be the home of these brave, highly specialized troops.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to normal

Swell is finally gone. It was good while it lasted.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene swell Friday Aug 26, 2011

The surf cleaned up rapidly after Irene passed by and was in
great shape by early afternoon Friday. Here are a few shots
from south Cocoa Beach. Still in great shape this morning,
Saturday, but is dropping fast.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Morning after

A few shots from high tide at daybreak this morning Friday Aug. 26, 2011.
Erosion was minimal and we only lost a few of the easternmost
minor dune plants. Water crested the first edge and pooled in
between the dunes with no major effect. Having low tide coincide
with the peak of the wave heights was helpful. Reports from Elbow
Cay in Abaco are that the dune was breached between the Abaco Inn
and Sea Spray with the ocean washing into White Sound in the same
place that it did during Floyd.