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Bay of Skaill Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Wednesday 08 Feb 2023 GMT
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Bay of Skaill surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bay of Skaill sea temperature is 8.0 °C (Statistics for 08 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.6 max: 8.7 min: 6.3 °C)
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Bay of Skaill surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bay of Skaill sea temperature is 8.0 °C (Statistics for 08 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.6 max: 8.7 min: 6.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 16 km from Bay of Skaill has become onshore (strong winds from the N at Stromness). Becoming choppy at Bay of Skaill.

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Strong
39 km/h
N
5.0
8.0
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bay of Skaill this week:

The surf forecast for Bay of Skaill over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 09) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 8.0m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bay of Skaill in the next 12 days are 8.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 09) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 15) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Thu 9th Feb)26ft (8.0m) 14s
Best Surf 6AM (Thu 9th Feb)26ft (8.0m) 14s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 9th Feb)28ft (8.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bay of Skaill over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Mon
20
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
6.5
W
8.5
WNW
8
WNW
5
WNW
5
W
5.5
W
5
W
5
W
4.5
W
4
W
4.5
W
5
W
4
W
3
W
2.4
W
1.7
W
1.9
W
2.1
W
1.8
W
1.9
W
2.1
W
2.3
WNW
2.3
WNW
3.5
WNW
3
W
3
WNW
4
W
3
W
3.5
W
2.5
W
3
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
3
W
2.5
W
Period(s) (?)141415141312121415141315131211111115141514131614141312121312131110131314
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)169892973629292109498836844469118305847458176276106635553252414917119061873115815761784173926154697347029954012249543641825323718261307170330592734
Wind
(km/h)
65
WSW
65
W
60
WNW
20
SSW
75
WSW
65
W
50
W
50
WSW
45
WSW
45
SW
45
SW
40
SW
35
SW
15
S
20
SE
25
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
40
SSE
35
SSE
20
S
25
NW
15
SE
45
SSE
30
S
15
WSW
10
NNW
15
WSW
20
SSW
35
SSE
25
SSW
50
WSW
65
W
65
SW
75
WSW
80
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoncrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:29PM
2.72
10:34AM
3.06
10:59PM
2.66
11:03AM
2.95
11:29PM
2.58
11:33AM
2.82
12:03AM
2.49
12:10PM
2.67
12:46AM
2.39
12:58PM
2.51
1:46AM
2.29
2:10PM
2.37
3:09AM
2.25
3:45PM
2.33
4:39AM
2.35
5:18PM
2.45
5:53AM
2.58
6:30PM
2.67
6:51AM
2.88
7:26PM
2.89
7:40AM
3.18
8:15PM
3.07
8:24AM
3.42
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:26AM
0.42
4:56PM
0.28
4:57AM
0.51
5:27PM
0.38
5:30AM
0.63
6:02PM
0.52
6:07AM
0.78
6:41PM
0.68
6:53AM
0.94
7:32PM
0.86
7:55AM
1.09
8:45PM
1.00
9:26AM
1.13
10:20PM
1.01
11:05AM
0.98
11:43PM
0.86
12:18PM
0.66
12:43AM
0.62
1:14PM
0.30
1:33AM
0.38
2:03PM
-0.03
2:17AM
0.18
2:48PM
-0.27

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 Bay of Skaill blow from the SSE

Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Mon
20
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Rain (mm)
421122---------------11--1--2--31-215
Temp. °C6669101099899997776891010967109888810779107
Low °C55549999889986666799106678887876676105
Feels °C (?)-8-9-6-3-3-3-2-2-10-100221-2213531-34555205-7-7-6-5-10
Sunrise-8:03--8:00--7:58--7:54--7:52--7:50--7:48--7:45--7:43--7:39--7:37--7:35-
Sunset--4:52--4:54--4:57--5:00--5:01--5:05--5:07--5:09--5:12--5:15--5:16--5:20

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 10°C on Fri morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Mainly gales.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat night, min 6°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Sat night, light winds from the SSW by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Wed night). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Sat night, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Fri night, severe gales from the WSW by Mon morning).

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Information about the Bay of Skaill Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bay of Skaill provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bay of Skaill can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bay of Skaill 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 (Bay of Skaill) 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 Bay of Skaill 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 Bay of Skaill, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Orkney Islands, consider staying in Kirkwall which is 23 km (14 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 50 km (31 miles) away and Wick, 71 km (44 miles) away.