hurricane wave

hurricane wave

[′hər·ə‚kān ¦wāv]
(oceanography)
As experienced on islands and along a shore, a sudden rise in the level of the sea associated with a hurricane. Also known as hurricane surge; hurricane tide.
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THE US Coast Guard yesterday called off a search for an Irishman who was swept into the ocean by a hurricane wave at the weekend.
At Devils Lake you can see scars left by hurricane waves that once pummeled these islands, such as grooves cut into the quartzite by boulders rolling back-and-forth in the surf.