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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 Saturday 25 Apr 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 9.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 7.9 max: 8.9 min: 6.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)121211111110111211109121010998888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)23542644270023102507297426032126114667449921325733339229120115712011795120116
Wind
(km/h)
30 NW30
45 WNW45
45 NNW45
35 NW35
45 WNW45
55 W55
25 W25
10 WSW10
25 WSW25
30 SW30
10 SSW10
15 SE15
20 ENE20
25 NE25
30 NNE30
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
15 N15
20 N20
15 N15
20 NNW20
25 N25
25 N25
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:24PM
2.37
2:42AM
2.51

3:43PM
2.25
4:00AM
2.42

5:04PM
2.27

5:14AM
2.46
6:07PM
2.38

6:14AM
2.57
6:56PM
2.55

7:01AM
2.71

7:34PM
2.71
7:40AM
2.85

8:08PM
2.87
8:16AM
2.97

Low Tide
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8:23PM
1.09
9:19AM
0.93

9:41PM
1.21
10:39AM
0.96

11:02PM
1.19
11:47AM
0.88

12:06AM
1.08
12:38PM
0.74

12:55AM
0.92

1:20PM
0.59
1:36AM
0.75

1:56PM
0.46
2:11AM
0.59

2:29PM
0.35

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)
311--11---2--28--4----3
High °C
77754667667788755444455
Low °C
67544567557778555444445
Chill °C (?)
222-1-3025225445311000011
Sunrise
5:33--5:31--5:28--5:24--5:22--5:20--5:18--5:15-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Low air temperatures (max 7°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sun night, light winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed night. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Wed morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.