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Undulation caused by the wind on the surface of a sea or lake.
wave wave base still water level trough sand bar foam shore breaker wave length crest wave height

wave base click to hear

Maximum depth beneath which wave action is no longer perceptible.

still water level click to hear

Level of the water surface in the absence of waves.

trough click to hear

Lowest point of the wave.

sand bar click to hear

Accumulation of sediment at the bottom of the sea, close to the shoreline; it is sometimes exposed at low tide.

foam click to hear

Whitish froth that forms on the water surface when a wave breaks.

shore click to hear

Strip of land where the sea meets the land.

breaker click to hear

High wave that breaks on the coast.

wave length click to hear

Horizontal distance between two successive crests or troughs.

crest click to hear

The highest point of a wave.

wave height click to hear

Vertical distance between the crest and the trough.