Long Lost Brassy’s Surfboard Found

Brassy’s Nightclub was a legendary Rock and Roll venue in Cocoa Beach. The building was originally the A&P grocery store- located where the post office now stands. From 1979 to 1987 the club, established by Alan Hemenway, featured world class acts such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blue Oyster Cult, The Ramones, Joe Cocker and many others.

Other events included full contact karate bouts. Local Donnie Hair was on the card in the first full-contact karate fight aired on ESPN. Needless to say, Brassy’s was very popular with surfers, party animals  and music fans. After its closing the building was briefly considered as a halfway house for re-rehabilitated terrorists.

 

The museum recently acquired the surfboard that hung over the bar at Brassy’s. The Lightwave twin fin is in very good condition with the original Star fins intact. It was shaped by Bill Eberwein and the artwork was done by Henry Lund. Steve Holloway likely did the lamination.  The surfboard is currently on display- along with historical surfing photos- at the office of Cocoa Beach Main Street, 163 Minuteman Causeway. We are stoked to be able to add this piece of Cocoa Beach history to our collection.

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