RECAP: Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Cocoa Beach

It's been over a decade since a GFL went down at the Cocoa Beach Skatepark. We were there for the first time with this Grind for Life stop. Thanks to everyone that joined us for another one.

RECAP: Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Cocoa Beach

Posted by Rob Meronek a year ago on November 5th, 2020

It's been over a decade since a GFL went down at the Cocoa Beach Skatepark. We were there for the first time with this Grind for Life stop. Thanks to everyone that joined us for another one. Check the photos and video recap below.

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Direct links to all the images in this set are below.


GFL Cocoa Beach - Rob in the Van
Rob Meronek Photo

Rob starting the morning off with some work in the van.

Profile: Rob Meronek
GFL Cocoa Beach - Banner Up

Banner up!

GFL Cocoa Beach - Gitter Dunn
Justin Ryan Photo

Justin, gitter dunn.

Profile: Justin Ryan
GFL Cocoa Beach - Stacking Snacks
Ryan Clements Photo

Ryan stacking those Marinela snacks like soldiers.

Profile: Ryan Clements
GFL Cocoa Beach - Braydan Kickflip
Braydan Santos Photo

Braydan Santos taking his kickflip down the stairs.

Profile: Braydan Santos
GFL Cocoa Beach - Gabriel Lavallee 5050
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Gabriel Lavallee crouching to get up on that 50-50.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Cocoa Beach - Coconut Water

The coconut water was going around.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Jake Marinela Tent
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake's snapped neck kept him off the board so he was down for Marinela tent duty.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Cocoa Beach - Mike Raffles
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike running the raffles.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Cocoa Beach - Josh Feeble
Josh Tancos Photo

Josh Tancos on a feeble down the rail.

Profile: Josh Tancos
GFL Cocoa Beach - Street 9 and Under
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Street 9 and Under winners.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Cocoa Beach - Street 10 to 12
PJ DeBlasi Photo

Street 10 to 12 winners.

Profile: PJ DeBlasi
GFL Cocoa Beach - Red Bull Break
Mikah Collins Photo

Mikah on a Red Bull break.

Profile: Mikah Collins
GFL Cocoa Beach - Progression

Start down the stairs like this, then jump down them, then take it to the rail. She'll be there before you know it.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Street 13 to 15
Hunter George Photo

Street 13 to 15 winners.

Profile: Hunter George
GFL Cocoa Beach - Street Womens
Mary Claire Morgan Photo

Street Womens winners.

Profile: Mary Claire Morgan
GFL Cocoa Beach - Raffle
Mike Rogers Photo

Did you come up on the raffle?

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Cocoa Beach - Elijah Allred Ollie
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Elijah Allred off that weird bump.

Profile: Elijah Allred AKA Allshred
GFL Cocoa Beach - Alex Sorgente
Alex Sorgente Photo

Sorge stopped by! Man, what a path to the moon he's taken since the early days of GFL skating he used to do.

Profile: Alex Sorgente
GFL Cocoa Beach - Alex Sorgente and Mike Rogers
Alex Sorgente Photo

Proud of you, Alex!

Profile: Alex Sorgente
GFL Cocoa Beach - G Turns
Scooter Newell Photo

Do kids even know what a g-turn is?

Profile: Scooter Newell
GFL Cocoa Beach - Corey Gonzalez 50-50
Corey Gonzalez Photo

Corey Gonzalez with a 50-50.

Profile: Corey Gonzalez
GFL Cocoa Beach - Brandon White Crooked
Brandon White Photo

Brandon White with a crooked grind on the rail.

Profile: Brandon White
GFL Cocoa Beach - Street 16 to 29
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Street 16 to 29 winners.

Profile: Elijah Allred AKA Allshred
GFL Cocoa Beach - Street 30 and Up
Tiago Christian Oliveira Photo

Street 30 and Up winners.

Profile: Tiago Christian Oliveira
GFL Cocoa Beach - Igloo Coolers

That's a nice sauce keeper from Igloo and Santa Cruz to go with the trophies.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Street Advanced
Gabe Vigliotti aka Minnow Photo

Street Advanced winners.

Profile: Gabe Vigliotti aka Minnow
GFL Cocoa Beach - Collections
Alex Sorgente Photo

Sorgente collecting for the cause.

Profile: Alex Sorgente
GFL Cocoa Beach - Stiv Go Fast Speed Shades
Stiv Markovich Photo

Stiv goes so fast in the speed shades.

Profile: Stiv Markovich
GFL Cocoa Beach - Toasty
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

I can get a little toasty out there.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Cocoa Beach - Cole Liller
Cole Liller Photo

Cole Liller in the bowl.

Profile: Cole Liller
GFL Cocoa Beach - Gabriel Lavallee Speed
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Gabriel Lavallee with too much speed over the speed bump.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Cocoa Beach - Skateboard History

Know your skateboard history.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Creighton Cummings Deep End
Creighton Cummings Photo

Creighton Cummings in the deep.

Profile: Creighton Cummings
GFL Cocoa Beach - Get Well Quick
Jake Yanko Photo

Get well quick, Jake.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Cocoa Beach - Bowl 9 and Under
Cole Liller Photo

Bowl 9 and Under winners.

Profile: Cole Liller
GFL Cocoa Beach - Bowl 10 to 12
Creighton Cummings Photo

Bowl 10 to 12 winners.

Profile: Creighton Cummings
GFL Cocoa Beach - Experience

How many hundreds of years of skateboard experience are in this lineup.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Gavin Liller Lip
Gavin Liller Photo

Gavin Liller on a lipslide.

Profile: Gavin Liller
GFL Cocoa Beach - Gavin Liller Backside Air
Gavin Liller Photo

Gavin Liller - backside air in the deep end.

Profile: Gavin Liller
GFL Cocoa Beach - Harlow Johnsey
Harlow Johnsey Photo

Harlow Johnsey with a frontside air.

Profile: Harlow Johnsey
GFL Cocoa Beach - Marinela Break

Pause for a Marinela snack break.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Daycare

This corner looks like something is brewing.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Greek
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

Greek on a frontside tailslide.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
GFL Cocoa Beach - Greek Backs GFL
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

Thanks for backing all these events we do, Jimmy.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
GFL Cocoa Beach - Cradle Mike
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike in the cradle.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Cocoa Beach - Alex Loftus
Alex Loftus Photo

Alex Loftus on a frontside 50-50.

Profile: Alex Loftus
GFL Cocoa Beach - Tartinas

Something good just went down, maybe a Tartinas.

GFL Cocoa Beach - New Balance

Thanks New Balance for backing Grind for Life Series.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Bowl Womens
Harlow Johnsey Photo

Bowl Womens winners.

Profile: Harlow Johnsey
GFL Cocoa Beach - Bowl 50 and Up
Mike Rogers Photo

Bowl 50 and Up winners.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Cocoa Beach - Bowl Advanced
Alex Loftus Photo

Bowl Advanced winners.

Profile: Alex Loftus
GFL Cocoa Beach - Grace
Grace Marhoefer Photo

Grace! Thanks for stopping by!

Profile: Grace Marhoefer
GFL Cocoa Beach - Thanks Red Bull

Thanks, Red Bull!

GFL Cocoa Beach - The Tent

Unfortunately, the tent gives no shade right now.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Sponch on Sponch

Sponch on Sponch.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Marinela Snack Break

Marinela snack break!

GFL Cocoa Beach - Collab

Nice collab.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Skateboarder Club

He's been in that club for a long time.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Igloo Sauce Chiller

Igloo keeping our sauce chill.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Snackd Up

Snack'd up and watching the kids rip.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Red Bull Coconut

Mix some Red Bull in there.

GFL Cocoa Beach - Mike Rogers Tent
Mike Rogers Photo

Thanks Mike for all that you do.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Cocoa Beach - Marinela Conversation
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

What is Gansito saying to Pinguinos and Sponch?

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
GFL Cocoa Beach - The Boardr is Down with Marinela

We're #DownWithMarinela.

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