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If you ever see square-like patterns forming in the ocean, it is highly recommended that you should immediately leave the waters as there’s a good chance you might lose your life.

Did you know that there are actually many different types of waves? At the beach, we are used to seeing this type of wave hitting the shoreline.

However, this natural phenomenon is known as square waves or cross sea waves and is extremely dangerous.

Square waves are created when the wind from one side continues to move in the same direction and clashes with the wind moving from the opposite side, which causes the waves made by the new wind to run at an angle, creating a square-like pattern in the ocean.

This wave looks completely harmless on the surface, however, the square waves create extremely deadly water currents underwater. Theoretically, square waves have the potential to capsize massive ships. Ships are engineered and designed to hit on waves head-on, but cannot keep afloat if the waves are hitting the ship from multiple angles.

The square wave phenomenon occurs more often at Île de Ré island located to the west coast of France.

Square waves create extremely dangerous riptides, so make sure you’re not swimming in the waters when you see this natural phenomenon. Thankfully, square waves rarely happen, but it is still important to know what they are.


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41 Comments
Cheryl McMeekin
Never heard of this, but great info.
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Mar 31, 2021 3:12PM
Markey Stephen
Interesting and informative useful information about it as I have never heard of a square wave, and had no idea of how very dangerous it can be.
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Mar 19, 2021 9:51PM
Caroline Weis
Gee that's the first time I've ever heard of those.
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Feb 24, 2020 1:47PM
Shae Deschenes
No. This is the first time I have seen this. I live on the prairie in Alberta but did spend many years on Vancouver Island. Never saw them on the water there.
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Jan 7, 2020 5:27PM
Jim Hines
Judith Bandsma- yes, LOOK. Let it burn into the darkest recesses of your boiling brain. Let it forever be known that he was your president for 8 years. You’re not even halfway there snowflake. Take a look at what he’s accomplished in just over 2-1/2 years... You’d rather see this country fall than to see it's leader make it stronger... what does that say about you and your band of self-absorbed lunatics? I was not a fan either, but I’ve got enough sense to realize when someone is doing good work. Employment, interest rates, GNP, tariffs that benefit this country, tax cuts for the middle class... I can’t wait for another meltdown on election night. It’s the only night I will watch CNN and MSNBC.
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Jun 25, 2019 3:38PM
Linda Spreng
Judith Bandsma, You sure do know how to get me to break the promise I made to myself ... Linda, don't respond to idiotic comments no matter where you find them. I simply cannot let your comment stand. I put up with a president I didn't like for eight years and virtually nobody knew it. You've had to put up with a president you don't like for what ... 2 1/2 years and I'm certain we'll never hear the end of it. Shall I send a teddy bear?
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Jun 23, 2019 6:33PM
Gladys Shoemaker
Learn something every day.
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May 20, 2019 7:26PM
James Webb
What is extremely dangerous and often looks benign is the undertow on a steeply angled beech. Brighton on the English south coast is an example.
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Apr 24, 2019 11:54PM
Samuel Prasad
Better to know how Nature could be catastrophic like this, Square Waves, which is dangerous.
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Apr 20, 2019 11:08PM
Yousuf Mirza
Good to know. Added to my knowledge base!!
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Apr 14, 2019 5:41PM
John Barber
Very good to know!!
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Apr 7, 2019 4:58PM
Margaret Struck
Very Interesting
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Apr 7, 2019 2:18PM
Wolf Dieter Nossek
very informative
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Mar 26, 2019 2:11AM
Don Racette
Lulu Anne Percival Your husband wants to toss you into those waves.
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Mar 18, 2019 4:57PM
Lulu Anne Percival
Never knew Square waves existed & how dangerous they can be !
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Mar 17, 2019 7:28PM

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