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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 5 pm Sunday 14 Feb 2016 GMT

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 7.8 °C (Statistics for 14 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.4 max: 8.4 min: 6.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)98111113131316161515161615141413141413121314
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Wave
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Energy(?)7806199356836233136408416441123926424815412193114398045829874119179894062274651109622127219253
Wind
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45 N45
45 N45
25 N25
15 WNW15
50 SSE50
75 SSE75
80 S80
50 SW50
40 WSW40
40 SSW40
40 SSW40
35 SW35
40 SW40
50 SW50
55 SW55
55 W55
60 W60
45 WSW45
25 WSW25
55 WSW55
85 WSW85
90 W90
80 W80
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:04AM
2.75

1:31PM
2.79
2:13AM
2.58

2:49PM
2.58

3:35AM
2.52
4:20PM
2.52

4:57AM
2.60
5:37PM
2.60

6:02AM
2.77

6:36PM
2.75
6:53AM
2.96

7:22PM
2.89
7:35AM
3.13

8:01PM
3.00
Low Tide
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6:51PM
0.46
7:12AM
0.69

7:55PM
0.71
8:29AM
0.86

9:14PM
0.87
9:58AM
0.89

10:38PM
0.89
11:20AM
0.78

11:47PM
0.79

12:22PM
0.59
12:41AM
0.64

1:11PM
0.41
1:25AM
0.50

1:52PM
0.26

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
clearrain shwrscloudysome cloudssome cloudslight rainheavy rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight rainrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrslight rain
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
-2-2-11-1-12111-11103234486-2-1
Sunrise
--7:48--7:46--7:43--7:39--7:37--7:35--7:31--
Sunset
5:05--5:07--5:09--5:12--5:15--5:16--5:20--5:22-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Tue afternoon, min 3°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Mon afternoon, severe gales from the S by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sat night, min 5°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Sat afternoon, stormy winds from the W by Sun 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.

New for December 2015: Use the [+][-] and arrow controls in the forecast maps to zoom right into your local area. (Dans le site de fr bientôt.) En el sitio web es pronto. (No site do pt breve.)