COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- A new statue in Cocoa Beach combines the town's connection to space, and the ocean.

  • New statue unveiled in Cocoa Beach
  • Statue depicts a surfer launching into space
  • Cocoa Beach resident Henry Lund designed the statue

The 25-foot-tall, 800-pound statue is located next to the new city parking garage and depicts a surfer launching into space.

The large sculpture was designed by lifelong resident Henry Lund, with the support of local resident Dr. Kristen Smallwood​.

RDS Industrial fabricated the piece of art.

"It's supposed to capture the space culture, and the surf culture of Cocoa Beach," said Patrick Pacifico of RDS Industrial.

"It means a lot of have something like this in the town I grew up in," Lund said.

The sculpture will be dedicated when the Cocoa Beach Parking Garage opens at the end of the month.