The Sad Fate of Sebastian Inlet

This video from Surfer Magazine depicts how efforts to save the famous wave ultimately caused it’s demise.

The History of Sebastian Inlet's First Peak

For nearly 40 years, Sebastian Inlet's freak wedge groomed some of the world's most radical surfers. Ten years after its death, its importance has never been more clear. This is the story of the one and only First Peak.

Posted by Surfer on Wednesday, February 22, 2017


  • Is anyone in your organization interested in learning more about the ongoing efforts to restore First Peak?

    Justin Enjo24 November, 2017
  • Man i surfed there more times than i can count 80&90’s. Sad to see it’s lost it’s glory. Hooe they can restore the first peak for future generations.

    Edward Traylor13 February, 2018
  • Wow!!! Can’t believe that!! So sad! I go there and you don’t see anything like that! They need to restore It! I know they get plenty of funds to do that. So I don’t see why they’re not trying to restore

    Trinity8 June, 2018
    • There are several plans to restore the break but they all cost a lot of money which is not easy to come by. There are competing interests that have different ideas about how to manage the inlet.

      John Hughes20 June, 2018
  • The Army Corps of Engineers is like the Three Stooges insofar as they completely ruin everything they touch. From the Everglades to the canal that caused Katrina and now they’re ruining the beautiful St. Johns River 4 or 5 mike long rivermouth fishery, home every fall to the massive spawning bull redfish and the only known extended family of pure river dolphins in this hemisphere. To hell with the military pretending to give a damn about our environment!

    Joey Williams19 February, 2020
  • Any newz?????

    Bryan Neumann27 April, 2020
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are the worst engineers in the world. If you cheated your way through Engineering classes with D’s C’s and want a cushy easy government job with zero accountability – the USACE is a perfect place to go.

    They destroy everything they touch.

    The only way to restore the wave is to remove all the sand and restore the construction of the jetty to a perfect 1960’s replica.

    Michael Cooke13 May, 2020

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