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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 6 am Monday 30 May 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 9.9 °C (Statistics for 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 9.9 max: 11.3 min: 8.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)99998988779677667787777
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Wave
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Energy(?)52376039363935211151219405278176153131757240272637
Wind
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5 N5
15 NNE15
20 N20
25 N25
25 N25
25 NNE25
30 NNE30
30 NNE30
30 NNE30
30 N30
30 N30
40 NNE40
40 NNE40
35 NNE35
30 NNE30
30 NE30
25 NNE25
20 NE20
10 NE10
10 NE10
5 NE5
20 E20
25 E25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:08PM
2.48

4:20AM
2.73
5:18PM
2.63

5:29AM
2.86
6:19PM
2.83

6:32AM
3.04

7:12PM
3.05
7:27AM
3.20

8:02PM
3.25
8:20AM
3.33

8:48PM
3.39
9:10AM
3.38

9:34PM
3.47
9:59AM
3.36

Low Tide
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10:07PM
0.98
10:55AM
0.57

11:19PM
0.85
11:59AM
0.40

12:23AM
0.65
12:54PM
0.23

1:19AM
0.42

1:46PM
0.09
2:11AM
0.20

2:34PM
0.01
3:00AM
0.04

3:21PM
0.01
3:48AM
-0.04


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)
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High °C
131312111110111191010101010988810111089
Low °C
1213101111910108910910107788911889
Chill °C (?)
1212108878857666654459101056
Sunrise
4:15--4:13--4:11--4:11--4:09--4:07--4:07--4:05-
Sunset
-10:07--10:08--10:10--10:13--10:14--10:15--10:16--10:17
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon morning, fresh winds from the NNE by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Thu night, calm by Sun 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.

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