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surf zone

noun Unabridged
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  • Surfers typically refer to wave groups in the surf zone as a set.
  • They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves.
  • Barred surfperch are found in the surf zone along sandy beaches where they seem to congregate in depressions on the bottom.
  • One disadvantage of land-based facilities arises from the turbulent wave action in the surf zone.
  • Consequently, heat is delivered to the surf zone rapidly enough to generate steam.
surf zone in Science
surf zone  
See breaker zone.
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