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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 wind is still offshore at Rackwick (fresh winds from the ENE at Stromness 12 km from Rackwick). 1.1m 10 s period swell from N with an additional 0.5m 11 s period swell from WSW , plus 2.2m 6 s period wind swell from E
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Moderate
34 km/h
ENE
Offshore
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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 21 Nov 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 10.8 °C (Statistics for 21 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.2 max: 11.5 min: 9.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
N
0.2
WSW
2.5
NNE
2.5
NNE
3.5
N
4
NNW
4.5
NW
6.5
WNW
5.5
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3.5
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NNW
2.3
NNW
3.5
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4
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4
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3.5
N
3.5
NNW
Period(s) (?)101110109101212121312121212141312121211111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)19012113911531854281354401187376587807894058888002118411323736482491137234623423377633073168
Wind
(km/h)
35
ENE
40
E
35
ENE
40
NE
50
NNE
50
NW
55
W
75
W
50
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40
W
55
WNW
40
NNW
60
NW
60
NW
55
NW
50
WNW
10
SW
5
WNW
45
N
45
N
50
N
45
NNW
45
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:01PM
2.87
10:15AM
2.98

10:38PM
2.71
10:51AM
2.84

11:18PM
2.54
11:32AM
2.70

12:04AM
2.37

12:20PM
2.56
1:03AM
2.24

1:19PM
2.46
2:19AM
2.20

2:31PM
2.43

3:35AM
2.28
3:40PM
2.51


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:04AM
0.54
4:32PM
0.52

4:39AM
0.70
5:11PM
0.67

5:17AM
0.86
5:56PM
0.82

6:01AM
1.03

6:51PM
0.94
6:58AM
1.16

7:58PM
0.99
8:13AM
1.23

9:11PM
0.94
9:31AM
1.18

10:15PM
0.78

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)
88391034385646435-123231
High °C
97765666668876555776665
Low °C
87755656667855555576655
Chill °C (?)
6221-10-1-101431-1-2-2222000-1
Sunrise
-8:21--8:22--8:25--8:26--8:29--8:30--8:33---
Sunset
--3:37--3:36--3:33--3:32--3:30--3:30--3:27--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 67mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Tue night, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Tue night, severe gales from the W by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (gales from the NW on Sun morning, light winds from the SSE by Mon 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 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.