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 Sunday 21 Sep 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 12.9 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.3 max: 13.3 min: 11.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 18 9 8 8 14 12 14 13 12 12 12 8 10 11 11 12 13 12 12 12 11 11 12
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 408 299 204 107 132 759 508 1821 1596 1251 1079 866 2013 2573 6193 9810 12579 6275 2871 2209 1575 1128 1890
Wind
(km/h)
25 NNW25
15 NNW15
10 ESE10
25 S25
30 S30
30 W30
35 SW35
35 SSW35
35 WSW35
30 W30
25 SW25
50 WSW50
45 W45
45 SW45
75 WSW75
70 W70
70 W70
50 WNW50
45 W45
45 WSW45
40 WSW40
40 SSW40
40 SW40
Wind State (?) cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:52PM
2.91
8:18AM
2.84

8:26PM
3.07
8:49AM
2.98

8:57PM
3.18
9:19AM
3.07

9:29PM
3.25
9:50AM
3.12

10:00PM
3.25
10:20AM
3.13

10:32PM
3.20
10:51AM
3.08

11:04PM
3.10
11:23AM
2.99

Low Tide
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1:44PM
0.71
2:09AM
0.45

2:18PM
0.55
2:41AM
0.31

2:49PM
0.42
3:11AM
0.21

3:21PM
0.33
3:42AM
0.17

3:52PM
0.29

4:12AM
0.18
4:23PM
0.30

4:42AM
0.25
4:56PM
0.35

5:15AM
0.35
5:31PM
0.46

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 some clouds some clouds rain shwrs some clouds clear rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds light rain rain shwrs clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
11 11 10 12 14 13 14 15 13 13 13 14 13 15 14 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 14
Low °C
11 11 10 11 13 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 12 13 12 12 12 13 13 13 13
Chill °C (?)
8 9 9 10 12 11 12 13 10 11 11 11 10 12 11 9 9 8 10 10 10 10 11
Sunrise
6:54 - - 6:56 - - 6:58 - - 7:01 - - 7:03 - - 7:05 - - 7:07 - - 7:11 -
Sunset
- 19:15 - - 19:13 - - 19:09 - - 19:07 - - 19:04 - - 19:00 - - 18:58 - - 18:55
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun night, strong winds from the WSW by Wed night). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WSW on Thu night, fresh winds from the SW by Sat 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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