Ironbound has returned again, this 998-pound great white shark, surfaced off the Coast of Titusville, Florida on Tuesday. The Ocearch tracker shows the great white shark pinged at 10:15 and 11:06 a.m. Feb 18. This massive 12-foot, 4-in shark visited Melbourne coast last Dec. 18. Photo: OCEARCH About Ironbound Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He is 53 white shark SPOT-tagged by OCEARCH in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. To learn more ab
The Beachside Resident is partnering with the Brevard Humane Society to put on this year’s 56th Annual Easter Surf Contest and the 7th Annual East Coast Dog Surfing Championships, held at Lori Wilson Park April 11th-12th, 2020. Over the past few years, we raised over $25,000 for local charitable organizations through this event. Part of the funds helped build the Roosevelt Playground thanks to the support of the Cocoa Beach Kiwanis Club. Come spend the day on the beach and sh
Coastal Breed from Cocoa Beach Florida Thornton Park District is proud to announce the 1st Annual Orlando Hullabaloo – an epic beach party taking place on January 25, 2020, at Lake Eola Park. The part music festival, part beach bash, Hullabaloo will bring musical acts Sugar Ray and Eve 6 as well as a host of local bands like Coastal Breed for an all-day beach-themed festival in the middle of the Florida winter. The event will also feature an innovative Rail Jam – a motorized,
Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Kickstart your Holiday Bonanza with the 3rd Annual Skydiving Santas event held on December 14th at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier at 10:00 AM. Pull up your beach chairs and bring your blankets as you witness the largest demonstration jump in the country! Over a period of 5 hours (10 AM – 3 PM), watch as hundreds of skydivers dressed in Christmas attire jump from airplanes onto giant inflatables along the Cocoa Beach Pier coastline. The United States Mari
Stephen Oliveira is a Space Coast native who loves documenting the area. He skateboards, travels the country, has worked with Zumiez and Street League Skateboarding, and now has settled into Brevard to document his surroundings. Stephen is inspired by everything life has to offer. His favorite local art hub is Standard Collective in EGAD. “Without saying too much, I’m currently developing an online platform that will allow local business owners to really double down on the “l
Rising Tide Tap & Table is located in Port Canaveral, with a view of the Port’s Exploration Tower and the passing cruise ships. They are open 7-days a week for lunch and dinner service, opening at 11am. The barbacoa spiced shrimp with pickled red onion, avocado crème and micro cilantro was so fresh and savory that I ate every morsel. Then, I came back a couple days later to order it AGAIN! I have already convinced my husband to take me here for date nights and sold the ladies
By: Dan Reiter Each spring, legions of colorful and exotic species descend upon the beaches of Central Florida to bathe in the warming waves, consume massive quantities of beer, and commence in their yearly mating rituals. This guide will help the naturalist identify various migratory species of Cocoa Beach and surrounding areas during the Spring Break season. The Day Tripper (Barbaro Orange Countius)
Easily the most abundant of all non-local species, the Day Tripper is ub
“Sunburns, Razor Burns and More” We get it… Florida will never run out of stories highlighting the unbelievably moronic events that happen in our fine state. However, we cannot always continue to take the blame. After all, we are a destination spot for those who are looking to vacation, relax, and soak up our sun shining state; like one woman at an Orlando resort… Vacationers witnessed her shaving her legs in a public pool, full of people. “Do Not Pass Go” You know how the sa
Inshore Fishing Inshore remains the best bet! What a crazy few weeks we have had! Cold and windy to hot and calm, the weather just can’t seem to make up its mind! Regardless, the nearshore fishing has been very slow, with water temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s, there hasn’t been much bait or predators. There have been a few sheepshead and pompano, which seem to like the cooler temps. With this being said, the inshore redfish and trout bite really can’t be beat. Some days we
Eos. The goddess of dawn. Would it have been serendipitous to name a brilliant short movie featuring famed surfer Kassia Meador after her? Bruce Muller, Director/Writer/Creator and a not-so-long-ago resident of Cocoa Beach, debuted his artistry with an evoking, primal, and visceral surf film that is just plain SEXY. The film showcases Kassia Meador, an iconic female professional longboarder, ex Roxy Ambassador, and wetsuit company entrepreneur for the Kassia Surf company, in
Peter Cranis Selected as the NEW Brevard Tourism Development Office Director, Peter Cranis carved out a few moments from his busy schedule to answer some of our “hard-hitting” questions and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity. To begin with, please give us some background on your personal life. My parents decided to move to Brevard from Connecticut in 1977, I went to Eau Gallie and then went on to Brevard Comm College. I moved to Orlando to go to the University o
Chef Luis Buxo of Hemingway’s Tavern Tell us Chef, who are you and where do you hail from?
Chef Luis Buxo from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Where can we find you?
Hemingway’s Tavern at 1800 West Hibiscus BLVD, Suite 115 Melbourne, FL 32901 We’ve been open since November 2015 and I started about seven months later. Tell us a little about your professional background.
I’ve been a chef for 30 years, in a number of different restaurants: Lowes for ten years, Wyndham Hotel Grand B
THIS MONTH’S BARTENDER OF THE MONTH FEATURES THE BEAUTIFUL STELLA SEARPITTA… NEWLY MARRIED AND MINTED MRS. STELLA JONES! Billy Paul could’ve written that song just for her! This brunette beauty dishes up sweet smiles and strong libations, patrons be warned. She’s clever, she’s cute and she and can fully inspire a hunger deep in the gut … for tasty treats, of course! Safely perched from behind one-hell-of-a cool bar, Stella tickles the fancy with her fine knowledge of Preacher