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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 Saturday 30 Apr 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 7.7 °C (Statistics for 30 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 9.1 min: 7.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)109978111211111112121111913101010981010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)47929599327339217162120321729240627251469104976223461909908951646407234679414
Wind
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20 WSW20
20 SW20
35 SSW35
35 SW35
25 W25
45 SSE45
30 SW30
45 WSW45
40 WSW40
45 WSW45
35 WSW35
55 SSE55
45 S45
35 SSW35
55 SW55
35 WSW35
30 W30
30 SW30
30 S30
20 SSW20
10 SSW10
5 NNE5
15 NE15
Wind State(?)ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:20PM
2.31
3:42AM
2.51

4:43PM
2.40

4:58AM
2.64
5:53PM
2.61

6:02AM
2.86
6:49PM
2.87

6:59AM
3.11

7:38PM
3.12
7:49AM
3.34

8:23PM
3.34
8:38AM
3.50

9:08PM
3.48
9:25AM
3.57

Low Tide
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9:21PM
1.12
10:19AM
0.85

10:44PM
1.04
11:31AM
0.65

11:53PM
0.86
12:30PM
0.39

12:51AM
0.61

1:21PM
0.13
1:41AM
0.35

2:08PM
-0.07
2:28AM
0.12

2:54PM
-0.18
3:15AM
-0.04

3:38PM
-0.18

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 shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudsheavy rainlight rainsome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudscloudy
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
565476543475794556810988
Sunrise
5:18--5:15--5:11--5:09--5:07--5:05--5:03--5:00-
Sunset
-9:04--9:07--9:08--9:10--9:14--9:15--9:17--9:21
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun night, min 6°C on Sat morning). Mainly gales.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (gales from the SSE on Tue night, calm by Fri 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.

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