A wave that forms over a submerged offshore reef or rock, sometimes breaking heavily and producing a dangerous stretch of broken water.
More example sentences
- There we met up with a Naval boat which led us out through the huge swell generated by a bombora.
- Just a few metres off the point there is a bombora that comes up from more than 20 metres to less than 4 metres.
- There was a huge bombora breaking to our left, and huge seas crashing on the rocks around the cliffs to our right.
1930s: from an Aboriginal word, perhaps Dharuk bumbora.
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