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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 6 pm Friday 01 Jul 2016 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 11.0 °C (Statistics for 01 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 12.7 min: 10.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)99121110109988879999101099998
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)22023546947636136228822013688445241413981892211361361067490
Wind
(km/h)
20 WNW20
10 WSW10
10 W10
0 SE0
25 WSW25
15 NW15
20 WNW20
25 W25
20 W20
10 WNW10
10 W10
25 W25
20 WNW20
10 WSW10
15 SE15
25 SE25
25 SSE25
20 W20
5 WNW5
15 ENE15
35 N35
25 NNW25
15 NW15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:52PM
2.94

7:14AM
3.02

7:45PM
3.12
8:09AM
3.13

8:33PM
3.28
9:00AM
3.20

9:19PM
3.39
9:47AM
3.21

10:03PM
3.43
10:32AM
3.16

10:46PM
3.40
11:15AM
3.05

11:28PM
3.31
11:59AM
2.90

12:10AM
3.17
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:03AM
0.50

1:30PM
0.31
1:59AM
0.30

2:20PM
0.23
2:49AM
0.14

3:07PM
0.19
3:37AM
0.04

3:51PM
0.19

4:22AM
0.02
4:33PM
0.25

5:06AM
0.07
5:15PM
0.36

5:50AM
0.19
5:56PM
0.50

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 (?)
11121213910101011121210101112131411141291110
Sunrise
--4:09--4:09--4:11--4:11--4:13--4:15--4:16--
Sunset
10:25--10:24--10:23--10:22--10:22--10:21--10:20--10:19-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the N by Fri 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 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.