The Holiday Spirit – All Year Round

Beachside residents are known for many things, not the least of which is their affability and willingness to

Surfin’ Santas Music Video : All About The Beach

Surfing’ Santas of Cocoa Beach The Santas move Downtown to Minutemen Causeway on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 from 8am-Noon The Christmas Eve surfing event, conceived by George Trosset in 2009 at 24th Street, has since grown from a few surfers and friends to a gathering of hundreds of people of all generations and

Laitham & Alexie Kellum

With the holidays approaching, I have family in both my heart and head, so it’s fitting that I present our first tandem Boardriders of the Month, local waterman and fighterfighter Laitham Kellum and his 10-year-old daughter, Alexie. It’s clear from the moment you meet Laitham and Alexie that boardriding is as essential to them as

Moises Correa: The Tiny Turtle

Tiny Turtle chef Moises Correa generously gave us this old family recipe for the first installment of our

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier

You don’t have to travel to a remote island to experience a piece of tropical bliss; as the sun casts an orange glow across the Atlantic Ocean and a warm, salty breeze blows across the sand here at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, you’ll be certain you’re in paradise. Stretching 800 feet over the Atlantic,

Shop Beachside!

The Holiday Season is upon us. The clock is ticking, and before you know it… Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah are here. Lots of folks will be hitting the stores, purchasing gifts and participating in the holiday spirit. Finding that perfect gift for that certain someone can be tricky, and sometimes impossible. I’d like to make a few

December Love Advice

Romeo, My girlfriend Britta is coming here from Oslo this Christmas. It’s her first time in the U.S.

Kate Chastain

Like most Space Coast natives, Kate Chastain has the ocean in her blood. Most of us enjoy a daily relationship with the water, but few can be said to be as currently connected to it as Kate, the Chief Stewardess aboard the 153′ mega-yacht Ohana for the second season of Bravo’s hit reality series, “Below

Amy McGrath of Johnathan’s Pub

Few bartenders are as attuned to the highs and lows of the human condition as December’s Bartender, Amy McGrath. Twenty years of experience pouring drinks certainly helps, but her compassionate, understanding nature probably has more to do with her love of author Charles Bukowski. Though she was born in Rochester, NY, Amy has lived in

Mark Longenecker: Master of Reality

There’s something satisfying about living in a small town like Cocoa Beach and hearing it mentioned on national television. The Art Side is Sponsored by FracTEL There are several who’ve helped put our name on the map (the world’s greatest surfer among them), and though resident Mark Longenecker’s famous “tropi-style” tattoos have long been associated

Cumberland Island : The Circle of Life, In a Nutshell

Living here on… well, you know, the nameless barrier island between Canaveral and Sebastian Inlets, I’ve often wondered what the place might have been like before the arrival of modern man; or what would become of it, if for some cataclysmic reason the island was suddenly abandoned. Perhaps I was pondering these questions when Sally

Sharing Centers of Brevard

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Charles Dickens According to a recent USDA study, 1 in 7 Floridians is food insecure, which means that making the painful choice between paying bills or buying food is a regular occurrence. Statistics discussed