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In this paper, we explore the use of coastal vegetation as a natural barrier to defend our shoreline from hazards caused by large wind waves, storm surges, and tsunamis. A numerical model based on XBeach is employed to evaluate the wave damping by vegetation. An explicit formula for the required drag coefficient used to help describe the additional force imposed by the vegetation is developed through a series of numerical experiments. Overall, our predictions agree reasonably with availabledoi:10.3390/w12092513 fatcat:zf4p7ki67nbznkxyrmtdhvj5ky