Swash zone

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Definition of Swash zone:
The zone of wave action on the beach, which moves as water levels vary, extending from the limit of run-down to the limit of run-up.[1]. he zone is characterised by a turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken. [2]
This is the common definition for Swash zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.
  2. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swash accessed October 2013

See also

  1. Surf zone
  2. Littoral zone