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A swell is a large wave generated by gravitational force (the moon) or some other physical interaction with the water (boats, storms etc) and are 'rolling' waves; they travel through the body of the water, sometimes over great distances. Chop is the surface disturbance of the water by wind; these waves are small, frequent and erratic.

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