Edge waves

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Definition of Edge waves:
Waves which mainly exist shoreward of the breaker line, and propagate along the shore. They are generated by incident waves, their amplitude is a maximum at the shoreline and diminishes rapidly in a seaward direction.[1].
This is the common definition for Edge waves, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Cusp
  2. Surf beat