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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 The wind is still cross-on at Bay of Skaill (moderate winds from the NW at Stromness 16 km from Bay of Skaill). 2.5m 12 s period swell from N with 1.2m 7 s period wind swell from WNW
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16 km away, 2 h 3 min ago

Moderate
21 km/h
NW
7.0
12.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Sunday 23 Sep 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 12.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 13.2 min: 11.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
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2.3
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2
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1.8
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1.8
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4.5
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Period(s) (?)12121212121212810131514131212121111101081315
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)18251396143111609899897027921131648353293248288919301731102955143137019680953458358
Wind
(km/h)
30
NW
25
NNW
20
NW
20
WNW
35
WNW
30
W
45
WSW
35
SW
35
SSW
45
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30
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WNW
10
NNW
10
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WSW
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SSW
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
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crosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:35AM
2.79

8:42PM
3.03
9:06AM
2.92

9:13PM
3.15
9:36AM
3.01

9:44PM
3.22
10:07AM
3.06

10:15PM
3.23
10:37AM
3.06

10:48PM
3.19
11:10AM
3.01

11:22PM
3.08
11:45AM
2.91

12:01AM
2.92

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:27AM
0.44

2:35PM
0.54
2:58AM
0.29

3:06PM
0.42
3:29AM
0.18

3:36PM
0.33
3:59AM
0.13

4:07PM
0.29

4:30AM
0.14
4:39PM
0.30

5:01AM
0.20
5:13PM
0.36

5:36AM
0.32
5:50PM
0.47


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
--7:08--7:06--7:02--7:00--6:57--6:54--6:52--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue night, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Sun night, near gales from the SW by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu night, strong winds from the SSW by Sat 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.