yes, all swells are wind swells but a longer period swell's energy dips farther below the surface and is effected by the bottom sooner (thus 'ground' swell). they're also thicker and denser and less effected by surface winds and tides though as others mentioned low tide can be more prone to close outs... but not always!
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Thread: Ground swell vs windswell
Oct 2, 2011, 03:15 PM #9Senior Member
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