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 11 am Sunday 25 Jan 2015 GMT

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 9.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 7.9 max: 8.7 min: 6.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 16 14 14 12 10 10 10 15 14
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 5820 6030 8809 11059 12850 9750 6329 5815 5769 7577 8933 11972 13594 10523 6871 3749 2409 1968 826 292 49 107 541
Wind
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50 SW50
55 SW55
50 WSW50
60 WNW60
65 WNW65
50 W50
60 W60
60 WSW60
45 SW45
45 W45
55 WNW55
25 WSW25
10 WSW10
25 SSE25
30 E30
15 NW15
40 WSW40
30 WNW30
20 ESE20
55 E55
45 NE45
25 N25
25 NNW25
Wind State (?) on on cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:41AM
3.37

12:18AM
2.91

12:34PM
3.10
1:15AM
2.71

1:37PM
2.81
2:23AM
2.56

2:52PM
2.60

3:42AM
2.50
4:17PM
2.51

4:58AM
2.56
5:32PM
2.55

6:00AM
2.69

6:30PM
2.65
6:50AM
2.85

Low Tide
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6:06PM
0.17
6:19AM
0.51

7:01PM
0.43
7:19AM
0.73

8:05PM
0.68
8:34AM
0.90

9:19PM
0.84
9:59AM
0.94

10:37PM
0.89
11:18AM
0.86

11:44PM
0.82

12:19PM
0.71
12:36AM
0.71

1:07PM
0.56

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
cloudy rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds light rain some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs clear clear light rain
Rain (mm)
- 1 3 2 - 1 - 1 2 2 2 1 - - - - 2 5 2 2 - - 1
High °C
10 10 8 7 7 8 8 8 9 6 3 2 2 2 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6
Low °C
10 9 7 7 6 8 8 8 7 4 3 2 2 2 3 5 4 6 5 5 5 5 5
Chill °C (?)
5 5 3 1 1 3 2 2 4 0 -4 -4 -1 -3 -1 1 -1 1 2 -1 -1 2 2
Sunrise
8:36 - - 8:33 - - 8:32 - - 8:30 - - 8:27 - - 8:26 - - 8:23 - - 8:22 -
Sunset
- 16:15 - - 16:17 - - 16:20 - - 16:22 - - 16:24 - - 16:27 - - 16:30 - - 16:31
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Mon afternoon, moderate winds from the WSW by Wed night). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 6°C on Fri night, min 2°C on Wed night). Mainly near gales.

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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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