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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 am Wednesday 23 Jul 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 12.9 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 14.3 min: 11.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 9 12 11 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 4 6 7 7 7 6 6 8 8 7 7
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 42 44 114 73 46 46 41 25 24 24 22 21 40 143 319 469 158 94 153 125 95 67 69
Wind
(km/h)
30 SE30
30 SE30
35 SE35
30 SSE30
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
20 SSE20
20 SE20
20 SE20
20 SE20
10 SSW10
10 W10
30 WSW30
40 W40
50 W50
40 W40
20 WSW20
15 SW15
20 WNW20
20 NE20
15 NE15
20 ESE20
20 ESE20
Wind State (?) cross cross cross cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:52AM
2.58

7:17PM
2.74
7:42AM
2.67

8:01PM
2.87
8:25AM
2.76

8:40PM
3.00
9:02AM
2.85

9:15PM
3.11
9:38AM
2.91

9:49PM
3.18
10:11AM
2.93

10:22PM
3.21
10:44AM
2.92

10:54PM
3.19

Low Tide
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12:40AM
0.82

1:02PM
0.78
1:33AM
0.69

1:48PM
0.69
2:18AM
0.56

2:28PM
0.59
2:56AM
0.44

3:04PM
0.50
3:31AM
0.35

3:37PM
0.44

4:06AM
0.29
4:10PM
0.41

4:39AM
0.28
4:43PM
0.43


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 clear clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs some clouds clear some clouds some clouds rain shwrs mod. rain mod. rain cloudy some clouds clear some clouds
Rain (mm)
- - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - 1 6 6 - - - -
High °C
16 16 16 17 19 20 19 18 19 17 18 17 13 14 14 14 14 15 14 12 12 12 11
Low °C
15 15 16 17 18 20 17 18 18 16 17 15 13 14 14 13 14 14 12 12 12 11 11
Chill °C (?)
14 14 14 16 19 20 19 18 19 16 18 17 10 11 11 13 13 14 12 10 10 10 8
Sunrise
- 4:41 - - 4:43 - - 4:46 - - 4:48 - - 4:50 - - 4:52 - - 4:54 - - -
Sunset
- - 21:55 - - 21:53 - - 21:52 - - 21:50 - - 21:47 - - 21:45 - - 21:43 - -
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Wed afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Sat morning). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sat afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sun 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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