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Fort Walton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.7

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Fort Walton Beach Spot ID

Hurricane Alex Induced Swell in Ft. Walton, Fort Walton Beach photo

Fort Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Pier, Fort Walton Beach photo

Fort Walton Beach

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Okaloosa Island Pier (Ft. Walton), Fort Walton Beach photo

Fort Walton Beach

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October 1, 2015, Fort Walton Beach photo

Fort Walton Beach

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 02:01 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 3 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
WSW 20
W 25
Wind State cross-

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Fort Walton Beach in Florida is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Florida wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, 1 km from Fort Walton Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Fort Walton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Destin Airport, 4 km from Fort Walton Beach.

light winds from the SSW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
23.3 °C

Current weather near Fort Walton Beach

Overall Fort Walton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Surf stats for Fort Walton Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Fort Walton Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Fort Walton Beach Location Maps

Fort Walton Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Fort Walton Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Fort Walton Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Fort Walton Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    East Pass (Destin), Choctawhatchee Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Eglin Village
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Shalimar, Garnier Bayou, Choctawhatchee Bay
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Fort Walton Beach
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Fort Walton Beach is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fort Walton Beach is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Bob Sikes (Crestview) Airport (CEW) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Whiting Fld Nas North (Milton) Airport (NSE) in USA is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Pensacola Rgnl Airport (PNS), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Fort Walton Beach and is 66 km (41 miles) away.
Fort Walton Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Gulf. Use the tab navigation above to view Fort Walton Beach sea temperature, Fort Walton Beach photographs, Fort Walton Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fort Walton Beach webcams, current wind from Florida - Gulf live weather stations and Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach.