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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 12 pm Thursday 30 Mar 2017 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 7.1 °C (Statistics for 30 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 7.3 max: 8.2 min: 6.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)14131212121251267771113121415161615131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1801651531461467855467217713474326760186664511245518674121268076391218711465
Wind
(km/h)
10 ESE10
10 SW10
20 SE20
25 SSE25
30 W30
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
25 W25
20 W20
15 W15
15 SSE15
30 SSE30
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45 WNW45
50 W50
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40 W40
50 W50
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35 W35
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:43AM
3.57

11:09PM
3.37
11:26AM
3.44

11:51PM
3.25
12:13PM
3.23

12:38AM
3.06

1:07PM
2.95
1:33AM
2.84

2:13PM
2.67
2:43AM
2.65

3:38PM
2.48

4:09AM
2.57
5:11PM
2.47

5:32AM
2.65
6:27PM
2.60
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:58PM
-0.12

5:15AM
0.06
5:41PM
0.04

6:00AM
0.18
6:27PM
0.29

6:52AM
0.38

7:20PM
0.58
7:54AM
0.60

8:25PM
0.85
9:14AM
0.76

9:49PM
1.01
10:45AM
0.78

11:18PM
1.00
12:05PM
0.66

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
101211111010999991011121199999888
Low °C
91291099998898912889998888
Chill °C (?)
811996766677789844454343
Sunrise
6:47--6:43--6:41--6:37--6:35--6:31--6:28--6:26-
Sunset
-7:50--7:52--7:53--7:57--7:59--8:00--8:04--8:06
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.