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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 29 May 2015 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 8.4 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 11.3 min: 8.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1088888512121213121211781312111061110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)490599381212963179320158613230128359332214346522441362815776811068408
Wind
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25 WNW25
40 W40
25 NNW25
20 WNW20
15 SE15
45 ESE45
35 WSW35
50 SW50
45 SW45
40 S40
40 ESE40
30 WNW30
35 W35
35 NW35
40 WNW40
45 W45
35 WSW35
15 SSW15
20 SE20
40 S40
25 WSW25
25 NW25
25 NW25
Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:52PM
2.61

7:00AM
2.69

7:32PM
2.76
7:41AM
2.81

8:09PM
2.92
8:22AM
2.93

8:45PM
3.04
9:00AM
3.01

9:21PM
3.15
9:38AM
3.06

9:57PM
3.21
10:18AM
3.06

10:36PM
3.23
11:00AM
3.02

11:16PM
3.21
Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:55AM
0.88

1:16PM
0.60
1:37AM
0.72

1:55PM
0.48
2:16AM
0.56

2:32PM
0.39
2:54AM
0.43

3:08PM
0.32
3:31AM
0.32

3:45PM
0.29

4:10AM
0.26
4:23PM
0.31

4:51AM
0.24
5:04PM
0.36

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 (?)
45569443864565566111111976
Sunrise
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Sunset
22:04--22:06--22:07--22:08--22:10--22:13--22:14--22:15-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 7°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, near gales from the SE by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Wed afternoon, light winds from the SE by Thu morning).

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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? If you are looking for accommodation near Rackwick, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 27 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Orkney 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.