AbstractThis paper describes the design and construction of a sand breakwater at Saldanha Bay exposed to the severe swell conditions of the south Atlantic. The design of this spending beach breakwater was aimed to establish a seaward profile with sufficient "playroom" to incorporate profiles resulting from extreme wave conditions. As far as the construction is concerned the emphasis is put on the sandlosses during execution of the works. Finally the designed profile is compared with the actual established beach profile.
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