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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 6 pm Saturday 04 Jul 2015 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 11.2 °C (Statistics for 04 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 12.0 max: 13.1 min: 10.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)9-6669910927888999968455
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)6034481519161542503933203353201737720913284638
Wind
(km/h)
50 E50
15 WNW15
10 NNE10
20 ENE20
15 NNE15
15 WNW15
10 NNW10
30 E30
45 E45
15 W15
30 W30
35 NE35
35 N35
30 NNW30
25 N25
20 N20
25 ESE25
55 ESE55
50 SE50
35 SSE35
35 W35
25 W25
30 WSW30
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:02PM
3.42
11:33AM
3.08

11:47PM
3.38
12:21PM
2.98

12:35AM
3.28

1:14PM
2.85
1:28AM
3.12

2:13PM
2.73
2:29AM
2.95

3:19PM
2.64
3:38AM
2.80

4:31PM
2.62

4:54AM
2.73
5:41PM
2.69

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:49PM
0.24

5:23AM
0.05
5:33PM
0.31

6:10AM
0.10
6:20PM
0.43

7:01AM
0.21

7:13PM
0.57
7:58AM
0.35

8:13PM
0.72
9:00AM
0.50

9:23PM
0.82
10:10AM
0.60

10:39PM
0.84
11:19AM
0.64

11:53PM
0.76

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
mod. rainsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsmod. rainmod. rainheavy rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrs
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High °C
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Low °C
1113141412131413131412121110111110101313121413
Chill °C (?)
81314141113131212141199889961313101211
Sunrise
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Sunset
22:23--22:22--22:22--22:21--22:20--22:19--22:17--22:16-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the E on Sat afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Thu afternoon, 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.