Swash zone

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Definition of Swash zone:
The zone where wave bores run up the beach. It extends from the limit of run-down to the limit of wave run-up [1].
This is the common definition for Swash zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article


The swash zone is characterized by a turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken. See:


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