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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 12 pm Saturday 25 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 12.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 11.9 min: 10.2 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 12 13 15 15 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 6 6 9 14
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 2928 5755 13476 17509 9947 6186 3049 2393 1430 800 1152 988 631 516 762 882 890 524 254 266 166 28 65
Wind
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55 SW55
55 SW55
70 SW70
45 SW45
65 SW65
35 WSW35
25 SW25
30 WSW30
15 WSW15
30 WNW30
45 WNW45
35 W35
25 NW25
25 NW25
15 N15
20 ESE20
25 SE25
45 SE45
65 SE65
65 SE65
50 SSE50
25 S25
25 SSW25
Wind State (?) on on on on on on on cross-
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High Tide
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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

1:28PM
2.75
2:16AM
2.48

2:40PM
2.66
3:44AM
2.45

4:03PM
2.68
Low Tide
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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

7:58PM
0.70
8:20AM
0.97

9:19PM
0.74
9:45AM
1.02

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
rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds rain shwrs heavy rain rain shwrs clear clear clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds light rain light rain mod. rain rain shwrs light rain
Rain (mm)
1 2 2 1 - - - 2 11 1 - - - - - - - - 1 3 8 2 4
High °C
12 12 11 12 13 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 9 10 11 11 13 14 13
Low °C
11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 8 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 12
Chill °C (?)
8 8 6 8 9 6 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 10 12 11
Sunrise
8:12 - - 8:15 - - 8:18 - - 8:21 - - 8:22 - - 8:25 - - 8:27 - - 8:30 -
Sunset
- 17:39 - - 17:37 - - 17:35 - - 17:31 - - 17:30 - - 17:27 - - 17:24 - - 17:22
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (gales from the SW on Sat night, light winds from the WSW by Mon night). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Wed night, gales from the SE 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? 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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