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, a 2004 album by [Longwave (band)|Longwave]
  • Tidal Wave 7", the 1993 EP debut release by The Apples in Stereo, and song on the album Fun Trick Noisemaker
  • Tidal Wave, the 2015 album by Filipina singer Julie Anne San Jose


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