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wavelength

the horizontal distance separating successive crests or troughs

beach

an accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake

rip current

a strong, narrow surface or near surface, current of short duration and high speed flowing seaward through the breaker zone at nearly right angles to the shore

wave cut

a seaward facing cliff along a steep shoreline formed by wave erosion at its base and mass wasting

coastline

the coast's seaward edge

springtide

highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moon

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