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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Rackwick (light winds from the SSE at Stromness 12 km from Rackwick). 1.3m 10 s period swell from W with 0.6m 6 s period wind swell from SE
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SSE
Cross-On
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 27 Sep 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 13.4 °C (Statistics for 27 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 12.2 max: 13.2 min: 11.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)109912141571012119101111111111111111101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)47020528331354647604135142342358053572946638179438146075364674012792149870
Wind
(km/h)
20 SSW20
60 SSE60
60 WSW60
75 WSW75
20 WNW20
25 SE25
65 WSW65
45 WNW45
10 NW10
15 NNW15
20 WNW20
25 WNW25
15 WSW15
20 SE20
30 ESE30
20 E20
5 SSE5
10 WNW10
20 WSW20
20 SE20
40 SE40
50 SE50
50 SE50
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
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oncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:57AM
2.68

7:08PM
2.90
7:43AM
2.84

7:52PM
3.06
8:22AM
2.98

8:30PM
3.18
8:55AM
3.08

9:04PM
3.25
9:27AM
3.14

9:36PM
3.28
9:57AM
3.15

10:08PM
3.25
10:27AM
3.12

10:40PM
3.16

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:40AM
0.60
12:59PM
0.76

1:30AM
0.43

1:45PM
0.59
2:11AM
0.28

2:23PM
0.46
2:46AM
0.19

2:56PM
0.35
3:18AM
0.13

3:29PM
0.29
3:49AM
0.14

4:00PM
0.27

4:19AM
0.19
4:31PM
0.31


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 (?)
11991011101378877810910131211910118
Sunrise
-7:09--7:11--7:15--7:16--7:18--7:20--7:24---
Sunset
--6:55--6:52--6:50--6:47--6:45--6:42--6:38--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed night, min 9°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, severe gales from the W by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon night, min 10°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, gales from the ESE by Mon 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.