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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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Rackwick Spot ID

Off shore Sunday 18th Sepember, Rackwick photo


Photo credit: Adam Jarman

Off shore Sunday 18th Sepember 2011, Rackwick photo


Photo credit: Adam Jarman

Off shore Sunday 18th Sepember 2011, Rackwick photo


Photo credit: Adam Jarman

Type: -

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:57 Local time
Tuesday 15
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 4 4 4 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
SE 25
ESE 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Rackwick in Orkney is an exposed break. that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Rackwick Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP1114, 3 km from Rackwick.


Air temperature
10.4 °C

Current weather near Rackwick

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 9 miles from Rackwick.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 8.3 8.3 7.7 10.5

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Overall Rackwick Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Rackwick: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Rackwick: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Town and city forecasts close to Rackwick:

  • Closest city location
    103 mi
  • Second closest city location
    127 mi
  • Third closest city location
    167 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    171 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    185 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Rackwick is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rackwick is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Sumburgh Airport (LSI) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to Rackwick and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
Rackwick break location map and break info

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