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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-off at Bay of Skaill (fresh winds from the SSE at Kirkwall Airport 28 km from Bay of Skaill). 0.7m 9 s period swell from W
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28 km away, 1 h 39 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SSE
8.9
7.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 21 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 7.0 °C (Statistics for 21 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 7.8 max: 8.6 min: 7.0 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
W
0.9
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0.8
W
0.9
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0.7
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1.2
W
2.3
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2.1
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0.9
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1.5
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Period(s) (?)99911101171011810109121212121211109810
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2101401061911043324812961027653858513380874996702520511496386230113486
Wind
(km/h)
15
S
25
SE
25
SSE
15
SSW
5
WSW
25
SSW
35
W
30
WSW
45
WSW
40
W
35
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25
SW
25
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20
W
25
SW
5
NW
35
NNW
35
NW
20
NNW
10
NW
20
SSE
20
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30
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
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onononononoffoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:10PM
2.74
1:33AM
2.74

2:20PM
2.53
2:45AM
2.60

3:48PM
2.41

4:11AM
2.57
5:17PM
2.46

5:32AM
2.67
6:28PM
2.62

6:37AM
2.85

7:23PM
2.81
7:30AM
3.03

8:06PM
2.98
8:15AM
3.16

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:19PM
0.70
8:00AM
0.64

8:28PM
0.91
9:21AM
0.74

9:53PM
1.02
10:50AM
0.70

11:20PM
0.97
12:06PM
0.54

12:28AM
0.81

1:03PM
0.35
1:23AM
0.61

1:51PM
0.19
2:08AM
0.44

2:33PM
0.09

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
9101010111099899899898777788
Low °C
899910998899779786777788
Chill °C (?)
678810755555476573345554
Sunrise
5:41--5:39--5:37--5:33--5:31--5:28--5:26--5:22-
Sunset
-8:43--8:45--8:46--8:50--8:52--8:54--8:57--8:59
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri afternoon).

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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.