Canon Eos 350D, 31 mm, 1/1600 sec, F/5, ISO-400
Photo made on the Dutch RB-meeting Dec. 13/2009
This was my first time I saw this kind of breakwaters made from wood, I only know them made with big stones!
Breakwater on the North-Sea beach at Renesse, Zeeland, The Netherlands, Europe
Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defence or to protect an anchorage from the effects of weather and longshore drift.
Offshore breakwaters, also called bulkheads, reduce the intensity of wave action in inshore waters and thereby reduce coastal erosion. They are constructed some distance away from the coast or built with one end linked to the coast. The breakwaters may be small structures, placed one to three hundred feet offshore in relatively shallow water, designed to protect a gently sloping beach. Breakwaters may be either fixed or floating: the choice depends on normal water depth and tidal range. Breakwater construction is usually parallel or perpendicular to the coast to maintain tranquility condition in the port. Most of Breakwater construction depends upon wave approach and considering some other environmental parameters.