A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.
A water wave in which water at the top of the wave curves over the base of the wave.
A wave tripped by shoaling water. The three types of breakers are spilling, plunging, and surging.
A wave that has broken into foam.
waves breaking on the shore
A sea-surface wave which has become too steep to be stable. There are three kinds of breakers: (a) spilling, (b) plunging and (c) surging.
A wave whose crest falls forward and crash es
A wave that has reached maximum steepness and is breaking.
a large sea surface wave that has become too steep and unstable; as the wave breaks a whitecap will form.
a breaking wave.
A wave that has become so steep that the crest of the wave topples forward, moving faster than the main body of the wave
a wave that breaks into foam against the shore and washes back into the ocean at another angle
A wave meeting a shore, reef, sandbar, or rock and collapsing.
The quick collapse of an overextended water wave as it approaches the shoreline. The collapse occurs when the ratio of wave height to wavelength exceeds 1:7. This phenomenon also produces swash.
A sea surface wave that has become too steep to be stable and that breaks on the shore or in the open ocean. Breakers can be classified into four categories: 1) A spilling breaker breaks gradually over a considerable distance; 2) plunging breakers tend to curl over and break with a crash; 3) surging breakers peak up, but then instead of spilling or plunging, they surge up on the beach face; 4) collapsing breakers break in the middle or near the bottom of the wave rather than at the top.