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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

See coastal profile scheme in Definitions of coastal terms.


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

See also

  1. Waves
  2. Currents