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 11 pm Thursday 26 Feb 2015 GMT

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 9.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.1 min: 5.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 16 17 16 14 13 14 16 16 15 14 13 13 14 13 13 13 15 14 9 9 10 9 9
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 22256 35803 22323 10433 8675 9664 11461 5808 2868 1680 3017 2223 3141 3304 2989 6225 8427 5140 1477 683 513 249 173
Wind
(km/h)
65 SW65
65 W65
50 WSW50
60 SW60
55 SW55
40 SW40
30 SE30
50 NNW50
50 NW50
40 WNW40
50 W50
35 WNW35
45 W45
35 W35
40 WSW40
45 SW45
25 S25
55 N55
50 N50
25 N25
5 WSW5
55 SSE55
40 SSE40
Wind State (?) on cross-
on
on on on on cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross cross-
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cross-
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on on cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:03AM
2.43
3:54PM
2.35

4:31AM
2.44
5:18PM
2.40

5:39AM
2.57

6:16PM
2.54
6:30AM
2.75

7:00PM
2.69
7:11AM
2.92

7:36PM
2.83
7:45AM
3.08

8:07PM
2.95
8:16AM
3.20

8:38PM
3.04

Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:30AM
0.99

10:10PM
1.08
10:58AM
0.94

11:25PM
1.00

12:02PM
0.80
12:19AM
0.85

12:49PM
0.62
1:01AM
0.70

1:27PM
0.46
1:36AM
0.55

2:01PM
0.32
2:08AM
0.43

2:32PM
0.22


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 rain shwrs some clouds light rain light rain light rain heavy rain heavy rain cloudy rain shwrs light rain light rain rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds light rain
Rain (mm)
5 2 - 5 1 2 12 11 - 1 4 3 4 2 1 2 - 5 - - - - 3
High °C
7 7 7 8 7 7 7 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 3 3 3 2 3
Low °C
5 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 3
Chill °C (?)
1 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 -1 0 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -1 1 0 -5 1 3 -5 -3
Sunrise
- 7:16 - - 7:13 - - 7:09 - - 7:07 - - 7:05 - - 7:01 - - 6:58 - - -
Sunset
- - 17:37 - - 17:38 - - 17:42 - - 17:44 - - 17:45 - - 17:49 - - 17:51 - -
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 43mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Fri night, min 5°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Thu night, light winds from the E by Sat night). Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 6°C on Wed morning, min 2°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the N on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).

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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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