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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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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 27 Jul 2017 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 27 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 12.9 max: 14.5 min: 11.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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WSW

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Period(s) (?)4711111212121110998899999109968
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2422869363251750432218113088543621749418818012788604018924
Wind
(km/h)
25 SW25
25 SSW25
20 SSE20
10 SSE10
25 SSE25
5 SSE5
15 SSW15
15 WSW15
0 SW0
5 SSE5
10 E10
15 NNE15
5 NNE5
5 WSW5
5 NW5
10 WSW10
5 SSW5
5 SE5
10 SW10
20 SE20
30 SSE30
40 SE40
40 SSE40
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:33PM
3.45
12:06PM
3.00

12:17AM
3.27
12:51PM
2.82

1:02AM
3.04

1:39PM
2.63
1:52AM
2.79

2:32PM
2.47
2:47AM
2.57

3:33PM
2.37
3:55AM
2.41

4:44PM
2.34

5:08AM
2.36
5:52PM
2.40


Low Tide
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5:56AM
0.06
6:04PM
0.41

6:41AM
0.25
6:49PM
0.60

7:28AM
0.48

7:37PM
0.80
8:18AM
0.70

8:34PM
0.98
9:16AM
0.89

9:39PM
1.10
10:21AM
0.99

10:56PM
1.12
11:30AM
1.01

12:06AM
1.04

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)
213--8-14--------2---11
High °C
1414151515151515161515151414151415161616161515
Low °C
1212151314151314151414141313151314161415151515
Chill °C (?)
1212141514151515161515141414151415161615141313
Sunrise
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Sunset
--9:47--9:45--9:44--9:42--9:38--9:37--9:35--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the SSE by Wed 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 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.