Here in this image, you can see the water flow onto the beach to a certain distance. After a while, the water retracts back. If I put a V-shaped collector (like a vertical standing open book) facing the ocean, would I be able to accumulate water in the center of the v shape? I was thinking that instead of the water reaching and spreading out to a certain distance onto the beach, that flow would stop and accumulate vertically upwards. However, I'm not sure if this is correct or partially correct. Would the water retain the same height and just go around the collector? What if the v-shape expands 1/2 mile into the ocean. Would that reduce seepage and cause the water to accumulate vertically in the center?
Any insight would greatly help!