Breaker zone

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Definition of Breaker zone:
The zone within which waves approaching the coastline commence breaking (typically in water depths of between 5 and 10 metres).[1].
This is the common definition for Breaker zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  • The breaker zone is a subset of the surf zone.


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

See also

  1. Surf zone
  2. Littoral zone