About Destin

Jetty East Condos is the Destin area's premier big-wave spot. It breaks best in winter when the winds are out of the NW after a passing cold front. Jetty East is surfed mostly in the six to eight-foot range, and on rare occasions it can climb to 10-feet. On the big days, you walk down toward the jetty to paddle out. There's a channel between the jetty and where the biggest waves break. After drifting east and catching the waves, you go in and walk back up the beach.

Source: Destin Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Better than average to expert.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Average.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

High if word gets out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get good here and handles some size. Not for newer level surfers.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Easy on small days, tougher paddle on larger swells.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

This is the emerald coast, so named due to the water color.

Additional Information

Hazards

Parking attendants.

Access

10-minute walk.

Bring Your

Shortboard, gun

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Fall-Spring, Hurricane

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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