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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 Monday 29 May 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 10.5 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 9.7 max: 10.8 min: 8.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)65884106887999141312109101110711
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Wave
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Energy(?)235514143216747022388108556130220614213685151238138185231
Wind
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10 NNW10
15 ESE15
25 ESE25
25 SE25
25 SE25
15 NW15
40 WNW40
35 WNW35
20 NW20
15 SE15
30 SE30
25 SE25
20 SSW20
25 W25
15 WNW15
10 S10
15 SSE15
20 SE20
5 SW5
20 SSW20
25 SW25
25 SW25
25 SSW25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:21PM
3.42
11:54AM
3.14

12:11AM
3.28
12:50PM
2.90

1:05AM
3.09

1:52PM
2.68
2:06AM
2.90

3:02PM
2.52
3:15AM
2.75

4:16PM
2.46

4:26AM
2.67
5:25PM
2.50

5:33AM
2.66
6:22PM
2.59


Low Tide
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5:41AM
0.02
5:57PM
0.35

6:35AM
0.18
6:50PM
0.58

7:35AM
0.38

7:50PM
0.80
8:42AM
0.55

8:58PM
0.96
9:53AM
0.66

10:14PM
1.03
11:02AM
0.68

11:24PM
1.00
12:01PM
0.65

12:24AM
0.90

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
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Tue night, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu night, min 11°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.