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Fort Walton Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Fort Walton Pier Surf Guide

Fort Walton Pier in Gulf Coast, Florida is a beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Fort Walton Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Walton Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Fort Walton Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn 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 Fort Walton Pier Location Map

Interactive Fort Walton Pier 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 Fort Walton Pier is Hurlburt Fld (Mary Esther) Airport (HRT) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort Walton Pier is Eglin Afb (Valparaiso) Airport (VPS) in Usa (florida, 12 km (7 miles) away.

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Fort Walton Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 03:50 Local Time
Monday 08
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) -
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0.6
ESE
Period (s) - - - 5
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 15
E 15
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Fort Walton Pier

Surf stats for Fort Walton Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fort Walton Pier

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

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