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 6 am Wednesday 01 Oct 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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 01 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.2 min: 11.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 13 16 17 16 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 6 12 10 12
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 3553 3794 13003 14139 9032 4499 3466 4565 4360 2953 2147 1447 992 1310 1174 563 332 104 48 59 129 53 46
Wind
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45 W45
45 WSW45
45 SW45
40 S40
45 SSE45
50 SSE50
30 SW30
30 SW30
20 S20
20 SW20
25 SW25
35 SSW35
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40 SSE40
50 SSE50
60 SE60
65 ESE65
70 ESE70
25 SSE25
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25 SE25
25 SE25
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:42PM
2.58
2:25AM
2.43

2:59PM
2.50
3:56AM
2.40

4:28PM
2.57

5:24AM
2.54
5:43PM
2.78

6:30AM
2.78
6:44PM
3.06

7:24AM
3.04

7:34PM
3.32
8:09AM
3.26

8:21PM
3.51
8:52AM
3.41

Low Tide
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8:06PM
0.88
8:37AM
1.01

9:32PM
0.90
10:07AM
1.03

11:01PM
0.76
11:29AM
0.89

12:11AM
0.50
12:33PM
0.66

1:07AM
0.21

1:26PM
0.41
1:56AM
-0.03

2:12PM
0.19
2:40AM
-0.19


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
some clouds clear clear clear clear rain shwrs light rain some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds clear clear some clouds some clouds clear some clouds rain shwrs mod. rain rain shwrs clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
12 13 11 11 13 12 12 12 10 11 12 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 12
Chill °C (?)
10 10 8 9 10 9 10 11 10 9 10 8 9 10 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 10 10
Sunrise
7:16 - - 7:20 - - 7:22 - - 7:24 - - 7:26 - - 7:28 - - 7:31 - - 7:33 -
Sunset
- 18:46 - - 18:44 - - 18:40 - - 18:37 - - 18:35 - - 18:31 - - 18:30 - - 18:27
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSE on Thu night, light winds from the SW by Sat morning). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (gales from the ESE on Mon night, moderate winds from the SSE 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? 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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