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Name: Kevin
Status: Student
Grade: K-3
Location: PA
Country: United States
Date: January 2009

What is a breaking ocean wave?

Dear Kevin:

Sometimes, as waves move, the top goes faster than the bottom. The top of the wave falls over and "breaks". This happens when the wave hits something like the shore.

Have an adult use Google Pictures and enter "Breaking waves". You will see lots of photos of waves breaking.

Thank you for the question.

Bob Avakian

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