Types of waves

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Wave formation
Wind blows over the sea, earthquakes, volcanoes
Backwash
movement of water back down a beach by gravity from where the wave breaks, material is pulled backwards
Swash
The upward movement of water on the beach, depositing material
Fetch
The distance travelled by wind or waves over open water
Constructive waves
Stronger swash than backwash, low frequency, shorter wavelength
Destructive waves
Stronger backwash than swash, high frequency, longer wavelength