John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: 2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show, Surfers and Bikinis

2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show, Surfers and Bikinis

This year we arrived a little late for the air show, so I had to resort to takiing photos of bikinis and surfers :-) The fly-bys just south of Shepard Park were higher and less frequent than in previous years. The real action took place just south of us at Lori Wilson Park and everyone thinks this was intentional in order to make people pay for grandstand seats or beach access. Last year you could get great shots on a free beach for miles around. A number of residents were not impressed considering the amount of tourist dollars this event brings into the area each year.

US Coeast Guard Chopper

Enjoying the sunshine.

 Bikini on the Beach

What a way to spend the day!

 Beach Crowd

This is a shot I took from the Cocoa Beach Pier in 2010. I don't think anyone at the pier got many good photos this year.

Thunderbirds

Surfer Dude!

 Surfer Dude

Surfer Girl.

Surfer Girl

Now you know why I added the jets from 2010. This is as close as I could get with a 300mm lens.

F22 Raptor

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Comment balloon 14 commentsJohn Mayer • September 27 2012 07:39AM

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John - You are living a charmed life!  Everytime I see your pictures, and read the adventures you have at Cocoa Beach, I'm envious!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 7 years ago

I should also mention when the air show came to the Sacramento earlier this month, the planes didn't seem to fly as close to crowds, and housing as they had in previous years.  I think they may have altered behavior a bit from before.  I have family in Reno, and some had an upclose and personal view to the disaster during their airshow last year.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 7 years ago

John, These are great photographs!  The beach looks like a decent trade off for not seeing all of the air show!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

I took some great pics with my little camera at an airshow last weekend, and they did come out small.  :)  I like the thunderbirds shot!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) about 7 years ago

Hi Myrl - They definitely fly higher and farther away but this year's show seemed more centralized to a smaller area. There were a lot of complaints.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Hi Tony. You really can't complain about the "scenery" :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

So, John, where are the fat people wearing bikinis and surfing?  Clearly you didn't take this on one of the Maryland beaches.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 7 years ago
Hi John, Great photos but the Thunderbirds of 2010 and the Coast Guard Helicopter are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago
Hi John, The shots are terrific. Love all your great photography that you share here. Our Airshow is the weekend after next and although I won't be there, I will try and get a few shots from a decent vantage point. Out Coast Guard Chopper is the reverse color of yours, white with red trim. Maybe they do that so they can tell them apart, :-)
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 7 years ago

Still looks like you had fun John!  Too bad they have to charge for everything.  There's not much free anymore it seems!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 7 years ago

Hi Pat - Fat people have a right to be on the beach too, although not in skimpy bathing suits and nowhere near my camera :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Thanks Kristin - I like those too!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Thanks William - I like your photos as well. You do a great job!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Hi DeeDee - Everyone seems to be squeezing every dime these days :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

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