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Whitecaps

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Whitecaps in rough water conditions

noun - Whitecaps are small surface waves that break offshore due to the wind. Whitecaps are irritating to open water swimmers because they tend to impede forward progress and reduce visibility.

Usage[edit]

The winds picked up in the afternoon leading to an ocean full of whitecaps.

Synonyms[edit]

surface chop, chop, small waves, turbulence, rough water, rough water, whitewater, wc, white horses

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