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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 Continuing clean conditions at Grim Ness (calm at Kirkwall Airport 14 km from Grim Ness). 0.5m 8 s period swell from NNW
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Calm
4 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Grim Ness Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 20 Aug 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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.9 min: 11.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
NNW
0.3
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0.3
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0.3
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0.2
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0.1
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0.1
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1.3
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1.6
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1.1
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0.8
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0.6
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0.4
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Period(s) (?)8888899988999101010101010101099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)22121010422236613113131128131963424922501136025
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
10
SW
30
SE
45
SSE
40
WSW
35
W
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WSW
35
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25
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30
NNW
30
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35
NW
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35
SSE
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35
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:04PM
1.92
8:48AM
1.93

9:13PM
1.99
9:52AM
2.00

10:06PM
2.11
10:40AM
2.10

10:48PM
2.25
11:18AM
2.20

11:24PM
2.38
11:53AM
2.29

11:58PM
2.51
12:26PM
2.36

12:30AM
2.60
12:57PM
2.40


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:27AM
0.91

2:59PM
0.95
3:35AM
0.81

3:56PM
0.87

4:26AM
0.69
4:40PM
0.77

5:07AM
0.55
5:17PM
0.66

5:43AM
0.42
5:50PM
0.57

6:17AM
0.31
6:22PM
0.49

6:49AM
0.24
6:52PM
0.45

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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High °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
8:45--8:42--8:38--8:37--8:34--8:30--8:28--8:24-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon night, near gales from the SSE by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the S by Mon 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.