About Sebastian Inlet

A long and storied history, Sebastian Inlet was first cut back in the early 1900’s with small coquina jetties. This inlet became the focal point in supporting a growing fishing industry and becoming a popular recreation area. The ebb and flow of sand up and the the coast occasionally closed off the inlet until 1948 when the current inlet was blasted open, creating the permanent opening we see today. While people do occasionally surf the south side of the Inlet, the north side is home to the jetty and all its glories, including the big-league spot, First Peak, and its slightly less-perfect but equally popular siblings Second Peak, Third Peak and OK Signs/Swimmers. Swells bounce off the jetty at First Peak with extra juice that can either max out the potential of a one-foot dribbler or add a few feet -- and one heck of a barrel -- to a head-high nugget. Second Peak, Third Peak and OK Signs don't benefit from the jetty's wedge, but are almost as fun. In fact, sometimes those peaks break even better, especially on NE swells.

Source: Sebastian Inlet Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate and up

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Humility and respect appeciated.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

It gets crowded - this is a destination spot for surfers from all around the state, especially South Florida, West Florida and Orlando.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

While 1st Peak is just a fraction of its former self, this is still one of the best waves on the East Coast when it's on. Good wind protection spot too, so there are more quality days here than others along the Space Coast.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Easy for the most part - it breaks close to the beach. Currents can sometimes run strong through.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Very clean but occasional dirty lagoon water can mix in on the outgoing tides especially after periods of heavy rainfall.

Additional Information

Hazards

Lot of fish which attract sharks, but crowds cut your chances of being attacked. Although less of a problem, people fishing from the jetty can get aggressive with surfers at times.

Access

$8 daily.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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