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From Openwaterpedia
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.


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


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

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