Created in calm water and less powerful than destructive waves. They break on the shore and deposit material, building up beaches. They have a stronger swath than backwash. They have long wavelength and are low in height.
Created in storm conditions . Occur when wave energy is high and the wave has traveled over a long fetch. They tend to erode the coast. They have a stronger backwash that swash. They have a short wave length and are high and steep.
Waves that travel up the beach from the ocean.
Waves that travel from the beach back in to the ocean.
the movement of sand and other materials along the shore
the laying down of material carried by rivers, wind, ice, ocean currents and waves
The mouth of a river where the saltwater meets the freshwater.
the daily rise and fall of the ocean and its inlets, due to the attraction of the moon and sun