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

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Destin Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

A Florida Sunset, Destin photo

Photo credit: Renee Rider

Destin Spot ID:

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.6 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 22:06 Local time

Sat Sunday 19
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h) 30
S 30
S 35
SSE 45
Wind State on on on cross-

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Destin in Gulf Coast, Florida is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the south southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips and sharks.

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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 E

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
23.3 °C

Current weather near Destin

Buoy Data:

At Orange Beach Buoy, 70 miles from Destin.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 4 5 5 5

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Overall Destin Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Destin:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Fort Walton Beach 3 mi
Second closest break Okaloosa Pier 9 mi
Third closest break Fort Walton Pier 9 mi
Fourth closest break Pensacola beach 18 mi
Fifth closest break Navarre Beach Pier 25 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Destin:

Closest wave buoy Orange Beach Buoy 70 mi
Second closest wave buoy Pensacola Buoy 112 mi
Third closest wave buoy Biloxi Buoy 140 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy West Tampa Buoy 174 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Thunder Horse Buoy 195 mi

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 Valparaiso 9 mi
Fifth closest tide station Fort Walton Beach 10 mi

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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

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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 Dothan (United States) 86 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.
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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.


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