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Destin ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Destin Spot ID

A Florida Sunset, Destin photo


Photo credit: Renee Rider

East Pass of the Emerald Coast & Destin Harbor photo


Photo credit: GlennO

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.1 °C

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Thursday, 8 October 2015, 16:59 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SE 20
NE 25
Wind State cross-
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Destin in Florida is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, 6 km from Destin.

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Destin Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Destin Airport, 3 km from Destin.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
27.2 °C

Current weather near Destin

Buoy Data:

At Orange Beach Buoy, 70 miles from Destin.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 4 4 4 4

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Overall Destin Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Destin Location Maps

Destin Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Destin:

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Wave buoys nearest to Destin:

Tide stations nearest to Destin:

  • Closest tide station
    East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Eglin Village
    8 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Shalimar, Garnier Bayou, Choctawhatchee Bay
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Fort Walton Beach
    10 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Destin:

  • Closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    311 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    365 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    371 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    386 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Cataloochee (United States)
    405 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Destin:

  • Closest city location
    East Pensacola Heights (United States)
    44 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Ferry Pass (United States)
    47 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Pensacola (United States)
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Panama City (United States)
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Enterprise (United States)
    73 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Destin is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Destin is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Third is Bob Sikes (Crestview) Airport (CEW) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Whiting Fld Nas North (Milton) Airport (NSE) in USA is 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Pensacola Rgnl Airport (PNS), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Destin and is 71 km (44 miles) away.
Destin break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Destin, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Destin sea temperature, Destin photographs, Destin detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Destin webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Destin tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Destin.