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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 Sunday 28 Aug 2016 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 28 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 13.9 min: 11.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)7799886881011891212111091413121110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)168716343213810726744699036211592194711864981771363247403509591081
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
15 ENE15
10 NNE10
15 WNW15
20 W20
10 WSW10
40 SSW40
45 WSW45
25 WSW25
30 S30
30 SW30
35 SW35
40 WSW40
35 WSW35
10 WSW10
20 SE20
40 SSE40
30 SSE30
20 SSW20
30 SW30
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:00AM
2.61
6:28PM
2.76

7:05AM
2.74

7:24PM
2.95
7:57AM
2.89

8:11PM
3.13
8:39AM
3.01

8:51PM
3.27
9:17AM
3.09

9:27PM
3.35
9:52AM
3.13

10:02PM
3.37
10:25AM
3.12

10:35PM
3.32

Low Tide
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11:41PM
0.77
12:12PM
0.80

12:50AM
0.59

1:12PM
0.66
1:45AM
0.40

2:00PM
0.51
2:29AM
0.24

2:41PM
0.38
3:08AM
0.13

3:18PM
0.30
3:44AM
0.08

3:52PM
0.26

4:18AM
0.09
4:25PM
0.28


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)
52----11--4--6---54-----
High °C
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Low °C
1313131213141415171515151314151314151314131313
Chill °C (?)
1213141211141214181713131112141411131412121110
Sunrise
-6:03--6:05--6:07--6:09--6:11--6:13--6:16---
Sunset
--8:22--8:21--8:17--8:15--8:12--8:08--8:06--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun afternoon, near gales from the WSW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed night, light winds from the SE 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 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.