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Bay of Skaill ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 16 km away suggest it is still onshore at Bay of Skaill (light winds from the NNW at Stromness). 1.2m 11 s period swell from W with an additional 0.7m 10 s period swell from N , plus 0.8m 4 s period wind swell from WNW
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16 km away, 2 h 21 min ago

Light
14 km/h
NNW
6.0
7.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 26 Apr 2018 BST

Bay of Skaill surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bay of Skaill sea temperature is 7.7 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.0 max: 8.9 min: 6.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
W
1.5
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1.3
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1.1
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1.1
N
1
N
1.1
N
1.2
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1
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0.9
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0.7
NNE
0.6
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0.6
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0.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.8
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2.5
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2.4
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2.5
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2.4
WNW
2
W
2.5
WSW
3
W
Period(s) (?)1211101010991099998810101110101110910
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6785663522192341752072571681398457514938867915751115127512687409762097
Wind
(km/h)
25
WNW
20
WNW
5
E
15
ENE
15
NE
10
NNW
20
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNW
10
N
15
NW
15
NW
5
SSE
20
S
20
SSE
30
W
35
WNW
35
WNW
25
SW
30
S
35
SSW
40
W
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:23PM
2.81
7:30AM
3.03

8:06PM
2.98
8:15AM
3.16

8:46PM
3.10
8:55AM
3.23

9:22PM
3.17
9:34AM
3.24

9:56PM
3.18
10:10AM
3.18

10:29PM
3.14
10:46AM
3.06

11:03PM
3.05
11:23AM
2.90

11:37PM
2.92
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:23AM
0.61

1:51PM
0.19
2:08AM
0.44

2:33PM
0.09
2:48AM
0.31

3:10PM
0.06
3:26AM
0.23

3:46PM
0.09

4:02AM
0.21
4:20PM
0.18

4:38AM
0.25
4:53PM
0.32

5:14AM
0.35
5:28PM
0.49

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bay of Skaill blow from the SSE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
877777776767779108888999
Low °C
87776676676776796787898
Chill °C (?)
53744444343456674444554
Sunrise
--5:26--5:22--5:20--5:18--5:15--5:13--5:09--
Sunset
8:54--8:57--8:59--9:01--9:04--9:06--9:08--9:10-
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the W by Thu night).

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Information about the Bay of Skaill Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bay of Skaill provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bay of Skaill can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bay of Skaill 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 (Bay of Skaill) 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 Bay of Skaill 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Orkney Islands? If you are looking for accommodation near Bay of Skaill, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 23 km (14 miles) away. Other places in and around Orkney Islands where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Scrabster which is 50 km (31 miles) away and Wick, 71 km (44 miles) away.