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The Destin-Fort Walton Beach, along the breathtaking Emerald Coast, is an exceptional place to learn to surf. Perfect conditions, gentle surf, warm clear water, soft sand, sunshine, and friendly local instructors define the surf experience in Destin-Fort Walton Beach.

Some of the local surf schools are renowned for teaching never-evers, who go on to enjoy surfing all over the world. Plus, the many soft, white sand beaches provide the perfect basecamp for learning. Here are a few of our favorite local beaches for learning to surf.

Surfing at Henderson Beach State Park

This beach is a bit quieter and less crowded if you're looking for a little space and privacy while you learn to surf. Henderson State Park is also very popular among kite and wind surfers, which is a stunning sight to behold. Although the beach is a bit off the beaten path, facilities like a pavilion, showers, and bathrooms make it easy to hang out and surf here all day.

Directions to Henderson Beach State Park.

Surfing at Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier

The Okaloosa Island fishing pier is a favorite haunt for beginners (and surfers of all ability levels). Many of the surf schools base their operations around here. This is also a popular spot for SUP surfing. The surf here is also fun for boogie and bodyboarders, so you'll be surrounded by a lot of people having an absolute blast.

For those staying at Dest West Bay & Beach Resort, the fishing pier is a short walk along the beach. You can literally surf right outside your door!

Directions to Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier.

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