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

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 17 Apr 2014 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 7.9 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 7.6 max: 8.4 min: 6.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 10 12 11 11 10 10 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 11 11 8 8 16 13 12 12
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

(?)
Energy (?) 4435 5382 1720 798 541 539 1325 3071 3095 2498 2118 1442 1036 852 539 285 156 102 78 127 173 107 97
Wind
(km/h)
60 WNW60
60 NNW60
25 NNW25
20 SW20
20 SSW20
15 S15
10 SSE10
20 SE20
40 SSE40
25 SSE25
15 SE15
20 E20
35 E35
35 E35
45 E45
50 ENE50
40 E40
35 E35
15 SE15
20 SE20
40 SE40
40 SE40
45 SE45
Wind State (?) cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
off
on on cross-
on
cross-
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cross cross cross-
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cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:27AM
3.25

10:47PM
3.23
11:06AM
3.16

11:26PM
3.15
11:49AM
3.02

12:10AM
3.03
12:39PM
2.83

1:00AM
2.88

1:40PM
2.63
2:03AM
2.74

2:56PM
2.49
3:21AM
2.67

4:24PM
2.48

4:43AM
2.73
5:41PM
2.62
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:38PM
0.17

4:57AM
0.22
5:15PM
0.27

5:39AM
0.30
5:57PM
0.44

6:27AM
0.43
6:46PM
0.64

7:24AM
0.58

7:45PM
0.84
8:35AM
0.69

9:01PM
0.97
9:59AM
0.70

10:26PM
0.98
11:18AM
0.58

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
rain shwrs some clouds clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds clear clear clear clear some clouds clear clear clear clear rain shwrs some clouds clear some clouds some clouds cloudy
Rain (mm)
2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - -
High °C
8 7 6 7 10 11 10 10 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 8 9 9 10 12 10 10 11
Low °C
8 7 6 6 9 10 10 10 7 8 9 8 9 10 8 8 8 9 9 12 8 9 10
Chill °C (?)
2 1 1 3 8 9 8 7 5 6 8 7 6 6 6 3 5 5 8 10 6 6 7
Sunrise
5:54 - - 5:52 - - 5:48 - - 5:46 - - 5:43 - - 5:41 - - 5:37 - - 5:35 -
Sunset
- 20:31 - - 20:35 - - 20:37 - - 20:38 - - 20:42 - - 20:44 - - 20:45 - - 20:49
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Fri night, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Thu morning, light winds from the S by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ENE on Tue morning, light winds from the SE by Wed morning).

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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 6 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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