Våg efter våg rullade upp på stranden.

I knew “rullade” as rolled…can it also mean surged? I thought that that verb was svalla (or plötsligt öka). Tack

Rulla is basically a peaceful movement. Svalla (över stranden) is more dramatic. You could also consider using slå (slog).

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Thank you - i perhaps was a little vague. The english translation for this sentence had “rullade” as “surged”. It was that word that I couldn’t match up. Especially now that you’ve said rullade is more gentle. Surge just seems like the wrong word to me.