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The term tidal wave may refer to one of the following:
- A gigantic wave caused by the force of the moon and sun
- A tidal bore, which is a large movement of water formed by the funnelling of the incoming tide into a river or narrow bay
- A storm surge, or tidal surge, which can cause waves that breach flood defences
- A tsunami or harbor wave, although this usage is not favored by the scientific community due to tsunamis not being tidal.
- A Megatsunami, which is an informal term to describe a tsunami that has initial wave heights that are much larger than normal tsunamis.
- Tidal Wave (band), a band associated with the United States Naval Academy Band
- Tidal Wave, a song by John Foxx on his 1980 album Metamatic
- Tidal Wave 7", the 1993 EP debut release by The Apples in Stereo, and song on the album Fun Trick Noisemaker
- Tidal Wave, a song by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, on their 1998 album Gorky 5
- Tidal Wave, a 2004 album by Longwave (band)
- "Tidal Wave", a B-side to 2008 single "Spaceman" by Las Vegas rock band The Killers
- "Tidal Wave", a song by synthpop band Owl City on their 2009 album Ocean Eyes
- "Tidal Wave", a 2012 song by Sub Focus featuring Alpines I like tidal waves
- "Tidal Wave", a song by The Sugarcubes on the 1989 album Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
- "Tidal Wave," a 2009 song by Thee Oh Sees
- Tidal Wave (film), 2009 South Korean disaster movie
- Operation Tidal Wave, a 1943 World War II military operation
- Tidal Wave (Transformers), a Decepticon in the Transformers universe
- Tidal Wave (Thorpe Park), the theme park ride at Thorpe Park, in the United Kingdom
- A ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain
- A ride at Six Flags St. Louis
- A rogue wave of up to 100 feet high, often in the middle of the ocean and against prevailing current and wave direction.
- The crest (physics) of a tide as it moves around the Earth.
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