Sebastian Inlet

Wedging sand-bottom jetty break adjacent to the north side of Sebastian Inlet State Park, 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach, Florida; one of the surf world's high-performance hot spots, and home to at least three generations of world-class surfers, including Mike Tabeling, Jeff Crawford, Matt Kechele, Kelly Slater, and Lisa Andersen. "Part talent show," Swell.com said of the notoriously crowded Sebastian Inlet scene in 2000, "part photo studio, part boxing ring."

While boardmaker Dick Catri ...