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

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 24 Apr 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 7.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 7.9 max: 8.6 min: 6.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 11 10 10 9 9 12 12 11 7 8 8 9 9 9 9
Surfscale
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Energy (?) 167 107 97 87 85 81 51 30 21 18 7 6 6 3 11 9 274 534 962 1497 1414 1050 969
Wind
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45 SE45
45 SE45
35 SE35
30 SE30
35 SE35
40 ESE40
55 E55
45 E45
50 ESE50
35 ESE35
30 E30
35 E35
30 E30
30 ENE30
35 NE35
35 NE35
40 NNE40
45 N45
50 N50
55 NNW55
50 NW50
35 NW35
30 NW30
Wind State (?) cross cross cross cross cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:43AM
2.73
5:41PM
2.62

5:54AM
2.88
6:43PM
2.82

6:53AM
3.06

7:33PM
3.02
7:43AM
3.21

8:17PM
3.18
8:29AM
3.31

8:56PM
3.29
9:11AM
3.34

9:34PM
3.33
9:51AM
3.30

10:11PM
3.31

Low Tide
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10:26PM
0.98
11:18AM
0.58

11:42PM
0.85
12:22PM
0.40

12:44AM
0.66

1:16PM
0.22
1:35AM
0.45

2:02PM
0.09
2:21AM
0.28

2:44PM
0.03
3:03AM
0.16

3:23PM
0.04
3:43AM
0.11

4:01PM
0.12


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 some clouds clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs some clouds some clouds
Rain (mm)
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High °C
9 10 11 10 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
Low °C
8 9 11 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 10 10 9 9 8 6 6 5 4 5 5 5 5
Chill °C (?)
4 6 8 7 4 3 4 4 4 5 7 6 6 5 5 2 1 -1 -1 -2 -1 -1 0
Sunrise
- 5:35 - - 5:33 - - 5:30 - - 5:26 - - 5:24 - - 5:22 - - 5:20 - - -
Sunset
- - 20:49 - - 20:51 - - 20:52 - - 20:55 - - 20:58 - - 21:00 - - 21:02 - -
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SE on Thu night, near gales from the E by Fri night). Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sun night, near gales from the NNW by Wed 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 6 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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