Offshore zone

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Definition of Offshore zone:
The offshore zone is not well defined. In relation to beach terminology, it is thus not clear if it starts from the littoral zone, from the breaking or from the nearshore zone. In the present context, the offshore zone is defined as the zone off the nearshore zone[1].
This is the common definition for Offshore zone, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

For more definitions of coastal terms and a sketch, see Definitions of coastal terms.


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.