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Grim Ness ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Grim Ness (strong winds from the W at Burray Orkney Islands wx 4 km from Grim Ness). 0.5m 9 s period swell from N with 4.2m 7 s period wind swell from WNW
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Actual: 53 min ago

Strong
41.7 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Grim Ness Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 23 Oct 2018 BST

Grim Ness surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Grim Ness sea temperature is 11.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 11.9 min: 10.0 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
N
1.8
NW
0.8
N
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.8
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0.7
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1.5
SSE
0.4
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3.5
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3.5
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3
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Period(s) (?)96101010121111106810101012121110510899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3601309610417512314666322147219972360108167940025510411924173217741461
Wind
(km/h)
60
WNW
45
WNW
35
WNW
50
W
55
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50
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45
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35
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35
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N
55
NNW
55
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50
NNW
50
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40
NNE
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NE
15
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30
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50
SSE
55
SSE
55
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50
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45
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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cross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:29AM
2.45

11:32PM
2.57
12:00PM
2.55

12:06AM
2.65
12:31PM
2.62

12:41AM
2.68

1:04PM
2.64
1:18AM
2.67

1:39PM
2.61
1:58AM
2.60

2:17PM
2.53
2:43AM
2.47

3:00PM
2.42
3:36AM
2.31


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:29PM
0.47

5:48AM
0.20
6:01PM
0.36

6:20AM
0.15
6:34PM
0.28

6:54AM
0.15

7:10PM
0.24
7:29AM
0.21

7:47PM
0.25
8:08AM
0.32

8:29PM
0.31
8:51AM
0.48

9:18PM
0.41
9:42AM
0.67

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 Grim Ness blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
248112115415-22----1112
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
8:07--8:08--8:11--8:14--8:17--8:18--8:21--8:23-
Sunset
-5:43--5:39--5:37--5:35--5:31--5:30--5:27--5:24
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 6°C on Fri afternoon). Mainly near gales.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri night. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Sat night, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (gales from the N on Fri night, light winds from the E by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Grim Ness Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Grim Ness provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Grim Ness can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Grim Ness 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 (Grim Ness) 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 Grim Ness 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 Grim Ness, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 19 km (12 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 44 km (27 miles) away and Wick, 45 km (28 miles) away.