choppy sea

choppy sea

[¦chäp·ē ¦sē]
(oceanography)
In popular usage, short, rough, irregular wave motion on a sea surface.
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A squall was making over from the direction of Florida; but then, she and her men laughed at squalls and the white choppy sea at such times.
But a choppy sea, I confess, or still worse, a swell, makes me distinctly uncomfortable.
The sailors risk their lives to save thousands of impoverished migrants in the choppy sea - yet they are denied their proper wages.
They wrote on their Facebook page: "This is a natural event, usually a combination of a strong onshore wind and a choppy sea.
Winds are southwesterly to northwesterly moderate to active with occasional gusts, and with choppy sea waves.
Northerly to westerly surface winds gusting between 10 to 36 KPH raise a relatively choppy sea whose surface water temperature stands at 22 degrees Celsius.
Shortly after 8am on Wednesday July 29 the Seahouses all-weather lifeboat launched while the inshore lifeboat was taken by road due to choppy sea conditions and launched at Holy Island.
Both Seahouses RNLI lifeboats were launched without delay and made their way to Holy Island, in a gusty wind and slightly choppy sea.
Summary: A brave Emirati youth who jumped into the choppy sea to rescue six children, lost his life after he was swept away by strong currents off Ras Al Khaimah on Wednesday evening.
He said he'd stood up to take in the view from the top deck and blames the accident on the choppy sea.
It has been difficult to get to the cruise liner as it has shifted in the choppy sea, disrupting an increasingly despairing hunt for survivors and authorities almost doubled their estimate of the number missing to 29 people.
Wirral lifeguards watched the surfer return to the sea off New Brighton to retrieve his lost kite in strong winds and a choppy sea.