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Definition of Nearshore:
The zone which extends from the swash zone to the position marking the start of the offshore zone, typically to water depths of the order of 20m.[1].
This is the common definition for Nearshore, other definitions can be discussed in the article


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

See also

  1. Waves
  2. Currents