Tidal wave

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Tidal wave may refer to:

  • 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, a series of water waves in a body of water caused by the displacement of a large volume water, although this usage of "tidal wave" is not favored by the scientific community because tsunamis are not tidal in nature
  • A megatsunami, which is an informal term to describe a tsunami that has initial wave heights that are much larger than normal tsunamis
  • The crest (physics) of a tide as it moves around the Earth


  • 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)|Longwave]
  • "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" (Sub Focus song), 2012
  • "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" a 7/10/12 release by (Husky)
  • "Tidal Wave," a 2014 song by [Interpol] on their album El Pintor (Interpol album)

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See also[edit]

  • A rogue wave of up to 100 feet high, often in the middle of the ocean and against prevailing current and wave direction