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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Rackwick (light winds from the WSW at Stromness 12 km from Rackwick). 3.9m 13 s period wind swell from W is too big
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14 km/h
WSW
Onshore
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 25 Feb 2017 GMT

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 7.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.1 min: 5.5 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1213121212131516151512111111111111111313121211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)416448992486141225482717509263234376248219342334120116051376126511486766495342971310843
Wind
(km/h)
50 SW50
40 W40
25 SSW25
50 SSE50
10 W10
30 WSW30
20 SSW20
10 WNW10
30 WNW30
35 WNW35
35 WSW35
30 N30
15 NW15
25 WNW25
25 NNW25
25 WNW25
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
25 ENE25
45 E45
50 ENE50
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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on
oncross-
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crosscrosscross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:03PM
3.01
8:14AM
3.30

8:38PM
3.15
8:49AM
3.44

9:14PM
3.24
9:25AM
3.52

9:51PM
3.26
10:03AM
3.51

10:30PM
3.21
10:43AM
3.41

11:11PM
3.10
11:27AM
3.22

11:57PM
2.93

12:18PM
2.98
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:56PM
0.29
2:05AM
0.34

2:31PM
0.10
2:40AM
0.22

3:06PM
-0.03

3:15AM
0.15
3:43PM
-0.08

3:52AM
0.14
4:20PM
-0.04

4:31AM
0.20
5:01PM
0.09

5:15AM
0.32
5:46PM
0.29

6:03AM
0.50

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
108787655577766766655566
Low °C
97677545567555666554355
Chill °C (?)
53355223122232323423-100
Sunrise
7:20--7:18--7:16--7:13--7:09--7:07--7:05--7:01-
Sunset
-5:31--5:34--5:37--5:38--5:42--5:44--5:45--5:49
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Sat morning, light winds from the WNW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Low air temperatures (max 7°C on Wed night, min 3°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Thu night, near gales from the ENE by Sat 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 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.