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Surf zone

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noun - The surf zone or breaker zone is the region along the coast and shore where they are breaking waves. As ocean surface waves approach shore, they get taller and break, forming the foamy, bubbly surface called surf. The nearshore zone where wave water comes onto the beach is the surf zone. The water in the surf zone is shallow, usually between 5 and 10 meters (16 and 33 feet) deep; this causes the waves to be unstable.

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