COCOA BEACH – The Thunder on Cocoa Beach boat races next month promises to be faster and and more furious than last year.
And if attendance levels grow to expectations, it also should be more lucrative for the local tourism industry. Last year, organizers estimated the four-day event attracted 80,000 spectators and had a $16 million economic impact.
This year they think the spectator number for the off-shore super boat race should be in the 85,000 to 90,000 range with a corresponding economic uptick.
Source: www.floridatoday.com; Wayne T. Price; April 23, 2014.