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.
A number of cargo ships have been spotted waiting out the strong winds and choppy sea near Moelfre yesterday.
It added: "Two more crew members swam separately ashore with dry suits and lifebelts, and attaching each member of the family to a safety line, escorted them in turn through the rocks and choppy sea back to the lifeboat, finally rescuing the pet spaniel."
Jackie, from Manchester, said: "I am in Turkey on holiday and I have just witnessed this Englishman save a young local boy from drowning in the very choppy sea.
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.
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.