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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #84427: Sea states
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    Sea states

    sea states






    The effect of the wind on the sea and the swell combine to produce the state of the sea described on a scale going from “calm” to “phenomenal”.


    State of sea


     of sea

    Like a mirror


    Light air


    Small wavelets, still short not breaking


    Crests begin to break


    Small waves, frequent white horses


    Moderate waves, white horses, some spray


    Large waves, white horses, some spray

    Very rough

    Sea heaps up, white foam blowing in streaks


    Edge of crests breaking into spindrifts, foam blown in well-marked streaks

    Very high

    High waves with tumbling crests ; spray may affect visibility



    the sea is calm 


     the sea is rippled


    the sea is slight


    the sea is moderate



     the sea is rough


    the sea is high


    the sea very high


    the sea is phenomenal

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    1. The crests begin to break:

    2. The sea heaps up with white foam blowing in streaks:

    3. Spray may affect visibility with high waves and tumbling crests:

    4. The waves are moderate with some white horses and spray:

    5. The sea is like a mirror:

    6. The wind blows 3 knots (light air):

    7. Frequent white horses and small waves:

    8. The weather forecast announces a severe gale, with the edges of crests breaking into sprindrifs:

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