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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Rackwick Surf Forecast / Scot – Orkney / UK

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 28 Feb 2021 GMT
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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 7.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.1 min: 5.5 °C)
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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 7.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 7.2 max: 8.1 min: 5.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 30 km from Rackwick has fallen light (light winds from the SW at Kirkwall Airport). Waves cleaning up. 3.0m 16 s period swell from W

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30 km away, 1 h 4 min ago

Light
9 km/h
SW
8.0
7.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rackwick this week:

The surf forecast for Rackwick over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 01) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rackwick in the next 7 days are 3.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Mon 1st Mar)8ft (2.5m) 14s
Best Surf 3PM (Mon 1st Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 13s
Most Powerful 9PM (Sun 28th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rackwick over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
110355433200334331101000
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
3
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
2.5
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.6
W
1.2
W
0.8
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.4
WSW
1.5
N
1.5
N
1.6
N
1.3
N
1.2
N
0.9
N
0.7
N
1.1
W
0.8
W
2.3
WSW
2.2
W
2.3
W
15151413131212111010127810101099615777
37194260270818942338130272335111698502392705453272621367992291557427460
20
SW
30
SW
20
SW
10
W
10
E
20
SSE
20
SE
5
SSE
10
NNW
15
WNW
40
NE
30
NE
20
NNE
15
NE
5
WNW
0
ESE
15
SSW
10
SW
5
NW
20
SW
40
WSW
40
W
35
W
onononcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crossoffoffoffoffglassglassononcrossononcross-
on
cross-
on
9:33PM
3.26
9:42AM
3.62
10:12PM
3.26
10:21AM
3.58
10:51PM
3.19
11:03AM
3.43
11:34PM
3.04
11:50AM
3.19
12:21AM
2.84
12:44PM
2.89
1:18AM
2.63
1:54PM
2.60
2:34AM
2.47
3:28PM
2.42
3:24PM
-0.15
3:31AM
0.13
4:02PM
-0.18
4:10AM
0.14
4:42PM
-0.10
4:51AM
0.23
5:24PM
0.08
5:36AM
0.38
6:10PM
0.35
6:27AM
0.58
7:04PM
0.66
7:32AM
0.79
8:15PM
0.93
9:00AM
0.93
9:47PM
1.06

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

Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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--7:09--7:05--7:03--7:01--6:58--6:54--6:52--
5:39--5:43--5:45--5:47--5:50--5:52--5:54--5:57-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 2°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the NE by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Low air temperatures (max 7°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sun 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.