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

Overall: 4.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 29 km away suggest it is still onshore at Rackwick (light winds from the SW at Kirkwall Airport). 0.9m 9 s period swell from N with an additional 0.5m 14 s period swell from W , plus 1.2m 9 s period wind swell from W
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 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 7.1 °C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 7.9 max: 8.9 min: 6.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
W
0.8
W
1.3
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1.7
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1.8
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1.7
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1.5
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1.2
N
1.2
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0.8
NNE
0.6
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1.3
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2.5
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3
WNW
Period(s) (?)99121212121110999109991098910101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)282108493855895778576352249246168177241165110642575666461591130813521561
Wind
(km/h)
20
SW
20
SW
20
W
25
SW
25
W
30
WNW
15
NW
5
NE
15
ENE
20
E
10
N
15
NW
20
NE
5
NNE
5
ENE
20
SW
25
WSW
30
WSW
35
SSW
30
SW
30
W
35
WNW
20
NW
Wind State(?)ononcross-
on
oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:24AM
2.73
6:21PM
2.67

6:30AM
2.91

7:15PM
2.86
7:22AM
3.09

8:00PM
3.04
8:08AM
3.22

8:39PM
3.17
8:48AM
3.30

9:15PM
3.24
9:27AM
3.31

9:49PM
3.26
10:03AM
3.25

10:22PM
3.22

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:11PM
0.98
11:58AM
0.55

12:20AM
0.82
12:56PM
0.36

1:15AM
0.63

1:45PM
0.19
2:01AM
0.45

2:25PM
0.08
2:41AM
0.31

3:03PM
0.05
3:20AM
0.22

3:39PM
0.08
3:56AM
0.20

4:13PM
0.17


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
8998898886677787810910997
Low °C
8997887776676686710810977
Chill °C (?)
56654556624447854757553
Sunrise
-5:31--5:28--5:26--5:24--5:20--5:18--5:16---
Sunset
--8:52--8:53--8:55--8:59--9:00--9:02--9:06--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed night, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, strong winds from the WNW by Tue night).

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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 Islands? If you are looking for accommodation near Rackwick, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 27 km (17 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 30 km (19 miles) away and Wick, 52 km (32 miles) away.