About Sebastian Inlet

This outside bank on the south side of the inlet is aptly named. What brings the multitudes of anglers also attracts the sharks making the 200yd paddle seem longer. However, fortune favors the brave when a decent N/NE swell hits at low tide incoming. Long walled-up lefts with good shape and power plus a few bonus rights that break back towards the inlet. Works on all tides, but incoming from low is easier to deal with rip-wise. It’s important to note that the outgoing tide from the inlet will continue to run out into the line-up for an hour and a half after low tide on the beach, making it a constant paddle against the fast current. Not the place to lose your board! Exposed to the wind, and the jetskiers are all over it when it’s small.

Aside from the sharks, rips, and jetskis, there’s also plenty of boat traffic in the inlet channel, estuary water runout, plus the added annoyance of sea-lice. Only average consistency and only sometimes crowded, but when it’s firing, the length of ride, the different sections, and the strong rips all play a part in dispersing the inevitable crowd. On occasion, there are waves breaking with nobody out—because nobody wants to sit way out there on their own.

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Stormrider Guide for Sebastian Inlet
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Rock Ledge and Sand Rock Ledge and Sand
  • N - SE N - SE
  • Westerly Westerly
  • 20 4 Swell Range 4 - 20ft

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