What's the name of the point in the ocean where waves start pushing you towards the middle of the ocean instead of to the shoreline?

when you're at the beach, you notice ocean waves always push the water towards the shoreline, but when you swim a long distance and head towards the middle of the ocean and away from the shoreline, there is a certain point where the waves no longer push you towards the shoreline, but push you towards the center... show more when you're at the beach, you notice ocean waves always push the water towards the shoreline, but when you swim a long distance and head towards the middle of the ocean and away from the shoreline, there is a certain point where the waves no longer push you towards the shoreline, but push you towards the center of the ocean, inside the ocean. what's this point called?
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