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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 Recent on-shore wind 16 km from Bay of Skaill has fallen light (light winds from the NW at Stromness). Waves cleaning up. 0.5m 8 s period swell from W
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16 km away, 26 min ago

Light
8 km/h
NW
19.0
13.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 19 Jul 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 19 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.3 min: 11.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
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WNW
Period(s) (?)888888888678898888109988
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)63442341381119312112128194289338205177143204228320455282155143115
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSW
0
NW
15
SSE
15
SW
20
WNW
20
W
25
WNW
20
W
25
SSW
30
WSW
35
WSW
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WNW
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25
WSW
20
SW
15
WSW
25
SW
20
S
25
SSE
25
SSW
15
N
20
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:36PM
2.59
2:50AM
2.79

3:42PM
2.47
3:59AM
2.60

4:51PM
2.42

5:12AM
2.49
5:58PM
2.46

6:20AM
2.48
6:55PM
2.55

7:17AM
2.54

7:42PM
2.66
8:04AM
2.62

8:23PM
2.78
8:44AM
2.71

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:34PM
0.80
9:23AM
0.62

9:43PM
0.93
10:30AM
0.76

10:58PM
0.98
11:37AM
0.83

12:09AM
0.94
12:37PM
0.82

1:08AM
0.84

1:28PM
0.76
1:56AM
0.71

2:10PM
0.68
2:37AM
0.59

2:48PM
0.59

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1616151311111113141414121413131414131516141210
Sunrise
4:33--4:35--4:37--4:39--4:41--4:43--4:45--4:47-
Sunset
-10:04--10:01--10:00--9:59--9:57--9:54--9:52--9:50
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Thu morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.