Swell (of the sea)
From the land, comes the cloth, comes the language…
An ocean swell, or ground swell. These are the big waves and the energy that propels them is sometimes created thousands of miles away in far distant Atlantic weather systems. Crestless until it finally hits shallower water and tumbles into a break, these big movements are watched year-round by the eagle-eyed surfers on many of our beaches.
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Our Gaelic Coastal Word of the Week comes from “Scotland’s Nature Agency, Buidheann Nàdair na h-Alba”
Photograph by Lewis Mackenzie