The beach itself was quite steep, and there was a very severe backwash .
The backwash rocked the occupants as the sides of the boats kissed gently.
The rotors started to spin up and they hurriedly jumped to the roof a few feet below, ducking to avoid the backwash from the spinning propellers as the copter lifted off the heliport and headed into the night skyline.
We broadside off the backwash from a boulder as big as a house.
‘We believe that she was being swept out to sea by the backwash after going out a little too deep on her own,’ he said.
The figures were seen as a most definite sign yet that the Irish economy was being caught in the backwash of the US slowdown and that Irish growth rates were under severe pressure.
Here's where it gets good: the guy who threw it hadn't counted on his truck's backwash .
Apparently he was swept out to sea by a strong backwash .
As the roiling backwash streamed past, it scoured around me, and when the froth cleared, there beneath my feet were multitudes of clams, all small and without hydroids.
This is the backwash from the crisis that began in Asia in 1998, has swamped Argentina and is now spreading right across South America.