Rackwick ratings
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 6 am Thursday 23 Oct 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 14.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.3 max: 12.1 min: 10.2 °C)

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Period (s) (?) 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 8 9 11 11 10 10 10
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Energy (?) 2375 2481 3765 3971 3696 3267 4482 5476 15899 19647 25595 7008 3150 1676 724 596 1748 1376 466 449 302 252 212
Wind
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35 SSW35
25 SSE25
45 WSW45
45 SSW45
40 SSW40
45 SSW45
55 SW55
55 SW55
75 WSW75
70 SW70
60 WSW60
35 SSW35
20 W20
10 WSW10
10 SE10
45 W45
55 W55
30 NW30
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60 SSE60
40 S40
40 S40
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High Tide
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9:00PM
3.17
9:22AM
3.18

9:34PM
3.21
9:54AM
3.21

10:08PM
3.19
10:27AM
3.20

10:45PM
3.11
11:04AM
3.13

11:24PM
2.99
11:44AM
3.03

12:10AM
2.82
12:31PM
2.89

1:06AM
2.63


Low Tide
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2:54PM
0.35
3:12AM
0.18

3:27PM
0.27
3:44AM
0.17

4:01PM
0.24

4:17AM
0.21
4:37PM
0.26

4:53AM
0.31
5:16PM
0.33

5:31AM
0.45
6:00PM
0.45

6:16AM
0.63
6:52PM
0.58

7:11AM
0.82

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
12 12 10 10 11 10 11 11 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 13 14
Chill °C (?)
9 10 9 7 7 7 8 8 6 4 6 8 7 9 10 5 5 6 7 6 10 10 11
Sunrise
8:07 - - 8:11 - - 8:12 - - 8:15 - - 8:18 - - 8:21 - - 8:22 - - 8:25 -
Sunset
- 17:45 - - 17:43 - - 17:39 - - 17:37 - - 17:35 - - 17:31 - - 17:30 - - 17:27
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSE on Thu afternoon, severe gales from the WSW by Sun morning). Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Mon afternoon, near 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? 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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