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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 offshore at Bay of Skaill (near gales from the S at Stromness 16 km from Bay of Skaill). 2.4m 16 s period swell from W with 2.0m 6 s period wind swell from SSE
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16 km away, 3 h 12 min ago

Gale
53 km/h
S
7.7
8.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 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 8.4 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.5 max: 10.4 min: 8.4 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
W
2.3
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2.1
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1.6
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2.1
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1.9
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2.2
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2.2
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1.7
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3
WNW
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2.2
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1.9
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1.3
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0.8
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0.8
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1.4
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1.2
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0.9
W
Period(s) (?)1616151419171615132319171515131213121212161413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3380263320391002305320202537208997112036788352739113294170811061218493178180972557268
Wind
(km/h)
40
SSE
50
SSE
55
SSE
55
SSE
55
SSE
45
SSE
45
SSE
50
SSE
60
SSE
60
SSE
75
SSE
80
SSE
25
SW
20
SSW
20
S
25
SSE
25
SSE
60
SE
70
SSE
35
SSE
30
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30
SSE
30
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Wind State(?)offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:20AM
2.79

11:51PM
2.41

12:02PM
2.65
12:41AM
2.26

12:52PM
2.51
1:42AM
2.16

1:51PM
2.41
2:54AM
2.14

2:59PM
2.36

4:04AM
2.22
4:06PM
2.41

5:03AM
2.37
5:05PM
2.52

5:51AM
2.57
5:56PM
2.68
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:44PM
0.67

5:46AM
0.91

6:32PM
0.81
6:33AM
1.07

7:29PM
0.92
7:32AM
1.19

8:33PM
0.97
8:44AM
1.24

9:40PM
0.94
9:58AM
1.20

10:39PM
0.83
11:00AM
1.07

11:30PM
0.68
11:52AM
0.87

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
898887776669987789109988
Low °C
887876676666877778109888
Chill °C (?)
343232110-1-1555333355544
Sunrise
8:57--8:59--9:00--9:00--9:02--9:03--9:03--9:04-
Sunset
-3:15--3:15--3:15--3:15--3:15--3:15--3:15--3:15
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (strong winds from the SSE on Wed morning, severe gales from the SE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSW on Sun afternoon, gales 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.