cocoa beach pier open

The famous Cocoa Beach Pier is now completely open to the public.

For Bjorn Hansen, Cocoa Beach and its pier are part of his life.

Hansen explained "I've been surfing at this pier since 1973. So, yeah, it's a favorite spot."

Sunday, he watched crews put the finishing touches to reopen the pier. It was a different story a few days ago as he watched a storm significantly damage parts of the pier.

"It looked like a tornado coming our way," He said.