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 5 am Saturday 01 Nov 2014 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 13.9 °C (Statistics for 01 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.0 min: 10.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 6 12 13 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 5 10 9 10 14 14 13 12
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 183 1208 1285 614 491 972 451 874 556 911 2043 1751 1124 443 142 179 32 404 414 3066 10318 4000 4341
Wind
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45 SSW45
40 S40
40 SSE40
40 SW40
45 SSW45
30 SSW30
15 SSE15
10 E10
20 NNE20
30 NNE30
35 NNE35
30 N30
30 NE30
10 E10
30 SSE30
70 SSE70
45 SSW45
45 SSW45
40 SSW40
45 SW45
55 SW55
55 SSW55
55 SSW55
Wind State (?) on cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:03PM
2.68

4:05AM
2.56
4:18PM
2.81

5:11AM
2.76
5:22PM
3.01

6:05AM
2.99

6:16PM
3.20
6:51AM
3.19

7:03PM
3.33
7:33AM
3.33

7:48PM
3.40
8:12AM
3.40

8:31PM
3.38
8:50AM
3.40

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:41PM
0.64
10:07AM
0.91

10:50PM
0.46
11:13AM
0.71

11:46PM
0.25

12:08PM
0.48
12:35AM
0.09

12:56PM
0.28
1:19AM
-0.01

1:39PM
0.12
2:00AM
-0.03

2:21PM
0.04
2:40AM
0.03


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 rain shwrs clear some clouds clear some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds clear rain shwrs light rain rain shwrs clear some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds
Rain (mm)
- - 10 - - - - 1 1 - 2 4 - - 1 4 2 - - 2 1 - -
High °C
12 12 12 11 11 10 9 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 9 10
Low °C
11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 10
Chill °C (?)
9 9 9 7 7 6 7 7 8 7 6 8 7 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 5 4 5
Sunrise
7:30 - - 7:33 - - 7:35 - - 7:37 - - 7:39 - - 7:41 - - 7:45 - - 7:47 -
Sunset
- 16:22 - - 16:20 - - 16:16 - - 16:15 - - 16:12 - - 16:09 - - 16:07 - - 16:06
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Sat afternoon, light winds from the E by Mon afternoon). Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu morning, min 9°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Wed afternoon, gales from the SSE by Thu 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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