What is longshore drift?

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    • 3. The swash carries material/sediment up the beach in the same direction as the waves
    • 2. They hit the coastline at an oblique angle
    • 1. Waves follow the direction of the prevailing wind
    • 4. The backwash then carries material down the beach at a right angle back towards the sea
    • 5. Over time, materials zigzag along the coast


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