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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 12 am Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 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 30 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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NNE

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Period (s) (?) 12 11 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 10 10 9 9 9
Surfscale
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Energy (?) 3447 2467 1226 673 200 315 276 276 288 477 416 416 325 168 101 68 31 18 106 113 108 106 103
Wind
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40 WSW40
40 WSW40
35 W35
30 WNW30
10 NNE10
15 ENE15
15 E15
20 E20
25 ENE25
15 ENE15
10 ENE10
15 ENE15
15 SE15
15 ESE15
20 ESE20
5 E5
0 NNW0
15 SE15
15 SSW15
5 SW5
20 SE20
5 E5
20 SE20
Wind State (?) on cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:54PM
3.19
11:17AM
2.86

11:27PM
3.12
11:51AM
2.78

12:01AM
3.00
12:26PM
2.68

12:35AM
2.86

1:04PM
2.57
1:16AM
2.71

1:50PM
2.47
2:06AM
2.56

2:49PM
2.39
3:10AM
2.46

4:03PM
2.39


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:12AM
0.32
5:15PM
0.49

5:46AM
0.40
5:49PM
0.59

6:19AM
0.51
6:23PM
0.71

6:56AM
0.64

7:03PM
0.85
7:38AM
0.77

7:52PM
0.98
8:31AM
0.88

8:56PM
1.07
9:40AM
0.93

10:15PM
1.07

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
some clouds rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds light rain some clouds clear clear rain shwrs clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds clear some clouds some clouds some clouds
Rain (mm)
- 1 - - - 1 - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
15 15 15 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 16 15
Low °C
14 15 15 14 14 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 14 15 16 15 15 17 15 15 17 15 15
Chill °C (?)
13 13 13 12 13 13 12 12 12 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 17 16 17 16 15 14
Sunrise
- 4:56 - - 4:58 - - 5:01 - - 5:03 - - 5:05 - - 5:07 - - 5:09 - - -
Sunset
- - 21:40 - - 21:38 - - 21:37 - - 21:34 - - 21:31 - - 21:29 - - 21:27 - -
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue night, min 13°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Tue night, light winds from the NNE by Thu morning). Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). 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? 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.

 

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