Paved Wave - Cocoa Beach, FL

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Paved Wave - Cocoa Beach, FL

General Information

Skatepark Name
Paved Wave Cocoa
BMX
  • no
Opening Date
April 03, 1976
Open / Closed
  • Closed
Restrooms
yes
Free or Pay
pay
Inside or Outside
outside
Are Pads Required?
yes
Riding Surface?
concrete

Construction Info

Designer
George Henderson, Ray Griffin

Location

Address
2100 W King St, Cocoa, FL 32926
Latitude
28.36
Longitude
-80.75

Contacts

Managment
  • Private

An early skatepark brand by a duo who built 3 Florida parks within weeks of one another.

Owned and operated by George Henderson and Ray Griffin, Paved Wave was built by trial and error. Henderson said it took 54 days to build and cost $60k, partially due to the substrate experimentation that took place.

The largest run at Paved Wave was 300 feet and ended in a 12 foot bowl. It had a 33% slope then dumped into another downhill drop to swing back behind the starting point where riders would climb a 30 foot high ramp to drop in again. The idea was to provide continuous runs with the least amount of walking. It included two shorter slalom runs at 150 feet that worked on a similar principle, and there was also a flatland/freestyle area.

Six weeks after completing the Paved Wave in Cocoa, Henderson and Griffin built its clone in Pensacola which had not only the same design, but the same name.

Photos

Paved Wave - Cocoa Beach, FL Opening day announcement (Orlando Sentinel, April 3, 1976)
Paved Wave - Cocoa Beach, FL

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