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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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24 km/h
SSW
Onshore
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 19 Jan 2017 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 8.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.1 max: 9.1 min: 6.7 °C)

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Period(s) (?)101091110141413131313121110101414161514131413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)1466120393710896611012700620835102110378275554352731192173326091576877326302155
Wind
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35 WSW35
35 WSW35
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
15 WSW15
20 SSE20
5 WSW5
10 S10
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15 W15
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30 S30
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35 SSE35
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65 SSE65
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High Tide
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1:05PM
2.67
1:49AM
2.36

2:04PM
2.47
2:56AM
2.28

3:15PM
2.35

4:10AM
2.30
4:31PM
2.34

5:15AM
2.41
5:36PM
2.43

6:08AM
2.57

6:28PM
2.57
6:51AM
2.75

7:10PM
2.72
7:30AM
2.93

Low Tide
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7:34PM
0.81
7:49AM
1.09

8:36PM
0.97
9:00AM
1.18

9:45PM
1.03
10:20AM
1.17

10:55PM
0.99
11:28AM
1.05

11:50PM
0.89

12:20PM
0.88
12:37AM
0.75

1:04PM
0.69
1:17AM
0.60

1:42PM
0.51

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 (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Thu morning, min 6°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Thu morning, calm by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Tue afternoon, min 5°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Mon morning, gales from the SSE by Wed 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.