Type of wave that breaks over a sandy beach. Because beachbreak surf is dependent on sandbars, it's far more mutable and unpredictable than the surf found at pointbreaks or reefbreaks. A poststorm beachbreak sandbar might hang in there for months, or might disappear by the weekend. This ephemeral quality is alternately wonderful and frustrating. "Beachbreak waves are anything and everything," surf...

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