‘Surfing Miami’ exhibit comes to Florida Surf Museum in Cocoa Beach, staying until March

  Hillard Grossman Reprinted from FLORIDA TODAY       Windex-colored water, pastel-painted buildings and bronze bodies typify South Beach. But lost in the world of models, muscles and “Musica Latina,” the now-glamorous area of Ocean Drive proved to be a big push for surfing’s evolution, starting in the 1930s. “It’s a very important part […]

Surfing Miami Exhibit

  Surfing Miami – A Definitive Look at Surfing in Miami Beach will explore the story of Miami Beach and it’s influence on surf culture in Florida. Spanning decades from the 1930s when the Whitman family pioneered surfing from Miami to Hawaii, to the 60s and 70s when South Beach was the epicenter of the […]


    A weekend of fun, family-friendly surfing competition with a division for everyone. The venue has changed this year to the Hilton, Cocoa Beach, 1550 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. Please click on the link for complete details- https://www.eventbrite.com/o/florida-surf-museum-1494869346 All proceed go to benefit the Florida Surf Museum

Kook Box Joins Museum Collection

Board collector Brian Wenzel brought an interesting piece to the museum to add to our collection- an 8ft blue kook box. The term kook box was slang for early surfboards made of frame and plywood with a hollow core. The legendary Tom Blake first invented and patented the hollow surfboard/paddleboard design in 1930 which was […]

FSM Swapmeet (Paying It Forward)

Surfing Santa Delivers a Christmas Memory

Written by John Hughes- pictures and story provided by Eddie Legge. A lifetime of surfing naturally accumulates many memories. They are meaningful in different ways, but nothing lingers in the mind more than the many surfboards that carried you across the waves. The tactile, solid state of foam and fiberglass, the interface to the ephemeral […]

Rainbow Beauty

Melbourne Beach collector Bill Grey sent pics of this gem. Bill writes: This is an 8 ft. long Rainbow Surfboard, signed by Doug Wright, 1982. Absolutely Mint. I bought it from the original owner, artist in Cocoa Beach, Michael Moffitt. Doug used a Lightning Bolt that Wayne Coombs brought back from Hawaii in the 1970’s […]