The first Beachwave store was founded after Mr. Gal noticed a lack of discount beach stores in the Cocoa Beach area. He felt there needed to be a store that offered quality beach product’s with prices that were right for every budget.
Mr. Gal had a working knowledge of business, so in 1991 he took a risk and opened his first shop in Cocoa Beach on the corner of 520 and A1A. He believed that this discount beach store was something that would help boost the local economy, benefiting the community.
Mr. Gal always stressed the need to give back to his community. He showed this in many ways, including hiring local employees as well as contractors, believing in second chance employment and buying from local vendors as much as possible. He also gave back to the community through donating to places such as the Sheriff’s Department, the FOP, local fundraisers plus sponsoring at the local boat races.
Since 1991 Beachwave has continued to expand. There are now 4 Beachwave stores and one Xtreme Surf Shop along A1A. Mr. Gal has also incorporated Everything Shells to round out the total Beachwave experience. If you stop by any of the locations, you will notice the front door is always open. This is Mr. Gal's way of letting customers know anyone and everyone are always welcomed at BeachWave.