noun - Beach break is a place where ocean waves break on a sandy seabed.
Types of Breaks
- Point break is a place where waves hit a point of land or rocks jutting out from the coastline.
- Reef break is a place where a wave breaks over a coral reef or a rocky seabed.
- Shore break is a wave that breaks directly on, or very close, to the shore. This happens when the beach is very steep at the shoreline.
- Ocean break is a place offshore from the coastline where ocean waves break at the beach.
- Surf break (also break, shore break) is a permanent obstruction such as a coral reef, rock, shoal, or headland that causes a wave to break, forming a barreling wave or other wave that can be surfed, before it eventually collapses. The topography of the seabed determines the shape of the wave and type of break.