Well-shaped waves often form on sandbars in front of or adjacent to jetties. Generally constructed out of boulders or preformed jack-shaped concrete "dolos," a jetty ("groyne" in Australia) is usually built either to interrupt lateral sand-flow and stabilize the nearby beach (as in Newport Beach, California) or serve as part of a harbor design (as with Santa Cruz Harbor). The line between jetties ...

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