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Destin ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Destin break guidePhoto by: GlennO

Destin Surf Guide

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.

Destin Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Destin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Destin occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Destin (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Destin with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in February while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Destin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 October 2020, 19:57 Local Time
Friday 30Sat
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Swell History at Destin

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Wind History at Destin

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