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    Question Question about Sebastian Inlet

    Hey guys! So I have a question about Sebastian Inlet. One day last week, before I went, it was a wednesday, I checked the swell info about sebastian (wave size, etc) and it said "2ft+ in the morning and afternoon. I go and the waves are pretty huge and breaking on the shore (which is perfect I skimboard)! So today (wednesday) before I went again, I checked the swell info about sebastian inlet and it said the same thing (2ft in the am and pm) But when I went, the waves were kind of small and it looked completely different. So I'm asking why was it small and different today when it said the same information for last wednesday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenoushurley View Post
    Hey guys! So I have a question about Sebastian Inlet. One day last week, before I went, it was a wednesday, I checked the swell info about sebastian (wave size, etc) and it said "2ft+ in the morning and afternoon. I go and the waves are pretty huge and breaking on the shore (which is perfect I skimboard)! So today (wednesday) before I went again, I checked the swell info about sebastian inlet and it said the same thing (2ft in the am and pm) But when I went, the waves were kind of small and it looked completely different. So I'm asking why was it small and different today when it said the same information for last wednesday?
    tide

    at high tide the inlet sucks balls and has horrible backwash

    at lower tide the place breaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenoushurley View Post
    Hey guys! So I have a question about Sebastian Inlet. One day last week, before I went, it was a wednesday, I checked the swell info about sebastian (wave size, etc) and it said "2ft+ in the morning and afternoon. I go and the waves are pretty huge and breaking on the shore (which is perfect I skimboard)! So today (wednesday) before I went again, I checked the swell info about sebastian inlet and it said the same thing (2ft in the am and pm) But when I went, the waves were kind of small and it looked completely different. So I'm asking why was it small and different today when it said the same information for last wednesday?

    at high tide it breaks right on shore like that

    so does spanish house

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    next question

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    So when will be a perfect day to go, Especially for skimboarding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenoushurley View Post
    So when will be a perfect day to go, Especially for skimboarding?
    never

    because why would you drive all the way down to the inlet when you could just skim at boardwalk?

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    Metard is kinda right, but also the fact that there was Tropical Storm / Hurricane out there around that time helped, 2ft. with that storm out there was an under-forecast, today's 2ft. is way different with no storm out there. Gotta pay attention to the swell period too, shorter period generally means it's smaller than longer period swells. 2ft @ 8 seconds will almost always be smaller than 2ft @ 10 seconds. Small difference, but it matters.

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    Sebastian is my favorite spot in Florida. Too bad it's like 2.5 hours away from me. But yeah the inlet sucks at high tide. Love Spanish house too. Damn now I really wanna surf down there haha.

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    around here high tide is no good, the waves look like they're gonna break, then they hit the trough before the shore break and just die. i usually go north to cocoa beach area where the beach is much shallower. haven't really checked out south from vero to ft.pierce at higher tide..........

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    I haven't caught it good there in almost 2 years. I just pick sucky times to go. I did catch a 5 foot at 14 second swell there two springs ago. Here's a picture from when I arrived at the beach. Me and my boys got some good ones that day. 312.JPG