ground swell

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ground swell (plural ground swells)

  1. (surfing) waves generated by winds a long way away, possibly arriving at shore without local winds.
    2005: Year-round the powerful ground swells generated in the notorious Roaring Forties 1000 kilometres to the south of Cape Leeuwin march north-east and meet with the reefs and beaches of the region. — MargaretRiver.com [1]

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