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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/jettyIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.3°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.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Destin Location Map

Interactive Destin surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Destin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 July 2021, 13:31 Local Time
Friday 23
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
0.4
SW
0.4
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
10
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Destin

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Wind History at Destin

Wind stats for Destin, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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