What’s the difference between waves and swell?

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A lot many people are confused between waves and swell. Waves are generated by the wind moving over the water, Faster the wind bigger is the wave and the direction is the same as the wind. Whereas Swell is created due to the difference in the atmospheric pressure. Swell usually has a smooth top. Swell moves beyond the area they are created but waves are bound to the particular area.

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