Sebastian Inlet Surf & Sport is the closest shop to Florida's best known wave. We're 100% dedicted to the local community, working with local shapers, surfers, businesses, artists, musicians and emerging brands to bring you a shop experience unlike any other. We opened the shop Memorial Day Weekend 2012 with a raging grand opening party that brought the best surf of the year the next morning -- but we've been surfing and hanging out at Brevard County's south beaches for decades.
The shop is 2 miles north of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge and features a shaded porch for hanging out post-session, a main floor for clothing and accessories and a dedicated Board Room for short boards, long boards, body boards, skim boards and SUPs. Our roster of shapers includes Ricky Carroll, Sam Barker & Dave Smith.
Living up to the "Surf & Sport" part of our name, we teach surf lessons, rent surfboards, stand-up paddling equipment and the super fun "fat bikes" that can be ridden on the beach and our local trails. We do guided rides on the trails and teach technique for athletes in the triathlon sports of open water swimming, cycling and running. The newest addition to our facilities is what we call Inlet Oaks Play Station, which is something of a jungle gym, with a deck for yoga and Indo Board, Climbing ropes, a slack line and chin up & parallel bars. Stay tuned, because we've got some really fun additions planned for our very own Play Station.
The shop puts on an ever growing roster of community oriented events. As passionate supporters of high school surfing, we celebrate our annual Anniversary Party every year on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. That party features two or three live bands, vendor tents in the parking lot, massive amounts of food and beverages and a fund raising raffle. Proceeds go to help the teams from Melbourne and Satellite High Schools travel to California for the national championships
In September, we partner with Surfrider Foundation to produce the Regular Joe Surf Festival at Sebastian Inlet, which we label "A Contest for the Rest of Us." In addition to two days of fun surf at the Inlet, Regular Joe features a Surfer Stomp blow-out at the shop and an Awards ceremony on the upper deck at the Inlet Grill overlooking First Peak. Regular Joe proceeds benefit the tireless year round work of the very active Sebastian Inlet chapter of Surfrider.
One of our favorite events is the Space Coast Saunter, a cooperative venture between Keep Brevard Beautiful, Surfrider and the Saunter crew. This 40-mile walk along the beaches of Brevard raises money and awareness for our most precious resource and demonstrates both the destructive and healing powers of nature. We're proud to host the Saunter Kick-off party every year and look forward to the annual invasion of the Saunterers as they demonstrate their own awesome destructive and healing powers!
As a "Surf Shop with a Cycling Problem", we also organize the annual Vuelta a Sebastian Inlet bicycle ride. This friendly non-competitive ride brings together regional bicycle enthusiasts to discover the hidden off-road trails of the Sebastian Inlet area. The Vuelta raises finds for the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park volunteer group, an amazing organization that annually logs over 30 thousand hours of volunteer service. Additionally, we also provide "the best rest stops ever" for charity bike rides including the Vero Cycling's Hibiscus Ride and the Space Coast Early Intervention Center's Cycle Jam for the Kids.