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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 pm Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 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 11.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)888881099999668881213511456
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)477386302224138922022031321335081981444414611576425244237
Wind
(km/h)
40 N40
35 NNW35
30 NNW30
25 WNW25
15 SSE15
20 S20
35 SSE35
10 SSW10
25 S25
40 SSE40
45 SW45
40 WSW40
25 WNW25
25 SE25
60 ESE60
60 SE60
45 SE45
35 SSE35
35 SE35
25 SSE25
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:55PM
2.98
8:18AM
2.96

8:37PM
3.22
9:03AM
3.13

9:19PM
3.43
9:47AM
3.25

10:02PM
3.57
10:31AM
3.29

10:44PM
3.62
11:16AM
3.26

11:29PM
3.57
12:02PM
3.16

12:16AM
3.43
12:51PM
3.01


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:09AM
0.43

2:24PM
0.37
2:54AM
0.18

3:07PM
0.22
3:37AM
-0.02

3:50PM
0.12

4:21AM
-0.14
4:32PM
0.09

5:06AM
-0.16
5:16PM
0.13

5:51AM
-0.08
6:03PM
0.25

6:39AM
0.08
6:53PM
0.41

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
21:44--21:42--21:38--21:37--21:35--21:31--21:30--21:28-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Thu night, strong winds from the SW by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun afternoon, gales from the SE by Mon 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 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.