THE NEW YEAR IS WITH US AND THE FLORIDA SURF MUSEUM HAS HAD ITS FIRST YEAR UNDER OUR NEW NAME.
Although we are still a local museum with our roots in the Cocoa Beach and Space Coast surfing community, we have begun expanding our horizons toward the history of Florida Surfing in general, primarily through our website and Facebook pages. Please visit our website and please feel free to contribute stories and photos, even if it is just a picture and a few sentences.
By the time you read this, the museum-sponsored Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach event will have been a huge success. Probably many of you were there to share in the fun and craziness. We are honored that the Trosset family has made the museum the focus of this event and we are proud to be supporting Mike Roger’s worthy charity, Grind for Life.
We continue into the new year with our current exhibits- Shortboard Evolution Revolution and Sidewalk Surfing/ The Florida Connection. Check them out on our website, or better yet, go to the museum and see the real thing. Upcoming exhibits for 2016 will include a show from noted surf photographer, Tony Aruzza, which combines surfboards from some of the world’s most respected shapers with Tony’s unique photographic art.
We won’t be neglecting the important things- hanging out at the beach and partying. Coming up again on March 26th will be the 16th Annual Florida State Paddleboard Championship. The Waterman’s Challenge will be held on June 4th and 5th and the Florida Women of the Waves gathering will be in October. In the meantime, we will be having even more of our swap meet/cookouts that were so popular last summer.
So please join us- participate, contribute, volunteer or just hang out. 2016 is going to be a great year!
By John Hughes
Executive Director, Florida Surf Museum