How come waves push you towards them as they approach the shore? Is this a small rip current?

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How come waves push you towards them as they approach the shore? Is this a small rip current?

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Waves are not water moving along the surface, they are energy moving along the water. In order for a wave to rise, it will suck in water from in front of itself.

I remember seeing a diagram that said water particles travel in a circular motion as the wave passes along. So being pulled to the wave is part of that circular motion. In a big enough wave you can be pulled up and over the wave as it’s breaking. As a surfer or boogie boarder what thats like 🙄

Waves are expected to have the largest impact during this season, but other events such as hurricanes and solar activity can influence rainfall and moisture levels.

We are still unsure of the ultimate precipitation change in these parts of the country. If we get the perfect forecast of the coming season, then the changes will be smaller and likely insignificant if rainfall continues to decrease.

There is some science behind the precipitation changes we are seeing during storms and snow storms. Most scientists say that moisture is being transported down and up the atmosphere by wind and solar activity, so that storms are less vulnerable to a drop in moisture.