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 12 pm Wednesday 27 Aug 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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 27 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.0 max: 14.3 min: 11.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 9 9 5 10 9 13 13 12 11 10 9 13 12 11 12 20 18 15 14 14 12 11 10
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 6 6 70 7 2 14 29 45 62 53 45 317 486 576 658 218 1015 3813 3669 2397 1082 555 360
Wind
(km/h)
20 SE20
35 SE35
45 SE45
50 ESE50
45 SE45
20 SSE20
45 ESE45
40 ESE40
25 SE25
15 W15
20 WNW20
25 WNW25
35 NW35
25 NW25
10 SSW10
35 SSE35
30 W30
30 WSW30
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
20 SSE20
10 SSW10
5 ESE5
Wind State (?) cross cross cross cross-
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cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:18AM
3.03

10:28PM
3.25
10:48AM
3.00

10:59PM
3.18
11:19AM
2.94

11:30PM
3.07
11:52AM
2.84

12:04AM
2.92
12:27PM
2.72

12:43AM
2.75

1:11PM
2.59
1:31AM
2.58

2:08PM
2.46
2:40AM
2.44

3:26PM
2.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:18PM
0.34

4:43AM
0.23
4:48PM
0.38

5:13AM
0.31
5:20PM
0.46

5:44AM
0.42
5:54PM
0.58

6:19AM
0.56
6:32PM
0.72

6:59AM
0.71

7:19PM
0.87
7:51AM
0.87

8:22PM
0.99
9:02AM
0.99

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
clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs some clouds clear rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds clear clear rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds clear some clouds some clouds clear clear some clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
12 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 12 14 14 13 13 15 15 16 16
Low °C
12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 14 12 12 14 15 15 16
Chill °C (?)
10 9 10 10 12 12 11 11 12 13 12 11 10 11 10 12 12 11 12 14 14 16 16
Sunrise
5:58 - - 6:01 - - 6:03 - - 6:05 - - 6:07 - - 6:09 - - 6:13 - - 6:15 -
Sunset
- 20:28 - - 20:25 - - 20:22 - - 20:20 - - 20:16 - - 20:14 - - 20:10 - - 20:07
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Thu morning, light winds from the WSW by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Mon morning, calm by Wed afternoon).

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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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