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Rackwick ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Onshore
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 04 Dec 2016 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 10.2 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.5 min: 8.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)101010764495768998121211121214813
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)16594651681535601071321036201755229932313441487846432239510483287
Wind
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15 SW15
10 SSW10
5 SE5
15 ESE15
20 ESE20
30 SE30
35 SSE35
35 SSE35
45 SSE45
20 SSW20
30 SSW30
35 SW35
40 SW40
60 WNW60
25 W25
35 SE35
35 WSW35
25 SW25
30 SSE30
30 SSW30
25 SW25
45 WSW45
40 WSW40
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:58AM
2.91

11:25PM
2.58
11:40AM
2.80

12:16AM
2.46

12:31PM
2.70
1:18AM
2.38

1:31PM
2.63
2:32AM
2.38

2:44PM
2.63

3:46AM
2.50
3:56PM
2.73

4:52AM
2.70
5:03PM
2.90

5:48AM
2.93

Low Tide
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5:18PM
0.62

5:23AM
0.80

6:05PM
0.71
6:12AM
0.93

7:02PM
0.77
7:13AM
1.04

8:10PM
0.78
8:28AM
1.07

9:22PM
0.69
9:46AM
0.99

10:29PM
0.54
10:54AM
0.79

11:28PM
0.35
11:53AM
0.55

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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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
-3:21--3:19--3:18--3:18--3:18--3:18--3:17--3:17
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the SSE by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed night, min 9°C on Thu night). Mainly near gales.

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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 Islands? If you are looking for accommodation near Rackwick, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 27 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Orkney Islands 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.