Cocoa Beach, Florida: Statue of Greatest Professional Surfer

Robert Kelly Slater is an 11-time world surfing champion and a hometown hero. The bronze statue by Tasha Drazich depicts Slater performing one of his "radical maneuvers." It's in a highway median, not at the beach.

505 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL
North edge of town, in the Hwy A1A median where N. Orlando Ave. splits from N. Atlantic Ave. Look for the flagpoles.
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Surfer statue.

Kelly Slater Professional Surfer

This monument stands next to a gas station.

[Yvette Pryor, 09/28/2021]

Robert Kelly Slater is regarded as history's greatest professional surfer. He won his 11th (and final) world championship the year after this statue was unveiled in 2010. According to its plaque, "His progressive style of radical maneuvers has taken the sport to a higher level."

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