Surf zone

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Definition of Surf zone:
The zone of wave action extending from the water line (which varies with wave conditions, tide, surge, set-up etc.) out to the most seaward point of the breaker zone.[1].
This is the common definition for Surf zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article


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

See also

Definitions of coastal terms