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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 (light winds from the SE at Stromness 16 km from Bay of Skaill). 2.3m 11 s period swell from NNW with an additional 0.9m 15 s period swell from N
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16 km away, 3 h 6 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SE
4.0
7.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 GMT

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 7.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.4 max: 8.5 min: 6.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
NNW
2.5
N
1.7
N
1.1
W
1
W
1.3
W
1.1
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1.9
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2.4
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2.4
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1.7
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1.3
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1.4
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1.6
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WNW
1.4
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1.8
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2
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2.1
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1.5
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1.5
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1.6
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Period(s) (?)1013121312111020181614131314131211181818151413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)73125707924002804262472806359430431179560690780822768439210724822654984831905
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
40
SE
30
SSE
35
WSW
20
SW
20
S
15
SSE
30
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30
S
20
S
30
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
35
SW
10
N
20
SE
25
SSE
40
SSE
25
S
10
W
25
SE
25
SSE
20
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Wind State(?)oncross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
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off
offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:40PM
3.29
8:52AM
3.61

9:24PM
3.36
9:36AM
3.69

10:08PM
3.33
10:20AM
3.65

10:51PM
3.21
11:04AM
3.48

11:36PM
3.03
11:50AM
3.21

12:22AM
2.80

12:41PM
2.88
1:14AM
2.57

1:41PM
2.56

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:42AM
0.06

3:13PM
-0.30

3:25AM
0.00
3:57PM
-0.32

4:08AM
0.03
4:41PM
-0.22

4:51AM
0.14
5:26PM
-0.01

5:36AM
0.33

6:12PM
0.29
6:26AM
0.56

7:02PM
0.60
7:23AM
0.81

8:02PM
0.89

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
681110911141312131312131077791210121313
Low °C
669989131011131211137777712991312
Chill °C (?)
4486591311911109106543598101111
Sunrise
--7:33--7:31--7:28--7:26--7:22--7:20--7:16--
Sunset
5:17--5:20--5:22--5:24--5:28--5:30--5:32--5:35-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Tue afternoon). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sat night, light winds from the SE by Mon 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.