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Rip Current (Hydroform Type)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 668

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Wave-driven Current
Hydroform Type Rip Current

Definition A formation of water flow in a seaward direction generated by wave action and local topography nearshore. Shallow depressions in the sea floor or breaks in a bar will channel receding water at high velocity away from shore and through the surf zone after onshore wave action.