What does "Overfall" mean?

Today it means: A shoal where two currents meet.

An overfall is where two currents meet and create a rough and turbulent sea at certain states of tide. Overfalls are marked on charts but its usually local knowledge that tells you the best time to cross them or if you should cross at all.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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