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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 Surf Forecast / Florida – Gulf / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 23 Jan 2021 CST
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Destin surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Destin sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 19.9 min: 16.6 °C)
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Destin surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Destin sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.4 max: 19.9 min: 16.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Destin (light winds from the NE at Destin Airport 3 km from Destin). 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from NE

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1 h 14 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Destin this week:

The surf forecast for Destin over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 26) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 7s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Destin in the next 7 days are 1.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 26) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Jan 28) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Tue 26th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 7s
Best Surf 6AM (Tue 26th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 7s
Most Powerful 3AM (Tue 26th Jan)5ft (1.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Destin over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Sat
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00000000011000000000000
T florida.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T florida.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.4
SW
0.4
E
0.6
ESE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.9
SE
1
S
1.1
S
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
S
1.4
S
1.4
SSW
1
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.2
S
0.1
SW
0.7
NNE
0.4
NE
0.2
E
0.4
ESE
0.6
ESE
53445455677666777743434
641028312847701761921318915615593274200249
20
NE
10
ENE
15
E
20
ESE
20
SE
20
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSW
25
SW
15
SW
15
SSW
20
S
25
SSW
30
WSW
35
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
N
20
NNE
10
NNE
10
ENE
20
ESE
20
SE
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
5:49PM
0.15
6:38PM
0.16
7:31PM
0.18
8:24PM
0.19
9:14PM
0.20
10:01PM
0.20
10:46PM
0.19
5:24AM
-0.06
6:13AM
-0.07
7:01AM
-0.08
7:45AM
-0.08
8:23AM
-0.09
8:56AM
-0.08
9:23AM
-0.07

Note: the tide data above is for East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Destin.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Destin blow from the N

Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Sat
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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1414151617182022222222222221159117913111012
1113141416171922212121212121979131391012
13131415161820222222222222211358371210710
6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:37-
-5:14--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:20

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 1°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Wed night, light winds from the NNE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Destin Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Destin provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Destin can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Destin surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Destin) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Destin may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Destin is 16 km (10 miles) from Fort Walton Beach. If you plan a vacation in Gulf Coast, Florida, look for hotels and other accommodation in Fort Walton Beach. Fort Walton Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.