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

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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 30 Mar 2015 BST

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

Today's Rackwick sea temperature is 9.5 °C (Statistics for 30 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 7.3 max: 8.2 min: 6.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 11 12 12 12 10 14 14 14 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 11 8 9 11 11 11 12 10
Surfscale
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Energy (?) 3415 2917 1903 3017 3696 4765 6383 9548 7368 2383 1223 716 697 962 603 1274 1283 773 1023 994 363 2751 4032
Wind
(km/h)
50 W50
30 WSW30
30 ENE30
55 WNW55
65 NW65
35 NW35
35 WNW35
65 WNW65
65 NNW65
40 NNW40
30 NW30
40 WNW40
40 NNE40
35 N35
20 NW20
60 SW60
65 WNW65
45 WNW45
50 W50
55 W55
45 WSW45
65 WSW65
80 WSW80
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:49PM
2.45

6:59AM
2.65

7:34PM
2.62
7:40AM
2.83

8:09PM
2.79
8:16AM
2.98

8:41PM
2.93
8:48AM
3.11

9:11PM
3.04
9:20AM
3.19

9:41PM
3.11
9:51AM
3.21

10:11PM
3.14
10:23AM
3.18

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:32PM
0.84

12:51AM
0.97

1:20PM
0.68
1:33AM
0.80

1:58PM
0.51
2:09AM
0.64

2:31PM
0.37
2:42AM
0.49

3:02PM
0.26
3:13AM
0.38

3:33PM
0.20
3:45AM
0.31

4:03PM
0.20

4:15AM
0.30
4:33PM
0.25

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 Rackwick blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
1 1 10 3 4 6 4 3 9 - - 1 - - - 7 - - - - - 1 3
High °C
6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 6 4 4 5 5 5 4 9 9 8 8 10 9 8 9
Low °C
5 6 5 5 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 9 8 7 9 7 8 9
Chill °C (?)
0 1 0 -1 -2 -2 -2 -4 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 0 -1 3 3 3 2 5 4 2 3
Sunrise
6:47 - - 6:43 - - 6:41 - - 6:37 - - 6:35 - - 6:31 - - 6:28 - - 6:26 -
Sunset
- 19:50 - - 19:52 - - 19:53 - - 19:57 - - 19:59 - - 20:00 - - 20:04 - - 20:06
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Mon night. Low air temperatures (max 6°C on Mon morning, min 3°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Tue night, gales from the NW by Wed night). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the NW on Fri night, severe gales from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Rackwick Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rackwick provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rackwick can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rackwick 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 (Rackwick) 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 Rackwick 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? If you are looking for accommodation near Rackwick, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 27 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Orkney where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Scrabster which is 30 km (19 miles) away and Wick, 52 km (32 miles) away.

 

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