published on The Inertia The tides move from high to low as the moon rotates from new to full. In just one day the ocean’s energy can change from pumping waves with spitting barrels to flat calm… - Yoga Slim Burn
When Teahupoo breaks, it actually breaks below sea level. In this picture you can see this happening. The reef below teahupoo is the end of the continental shelf so the wave is coming in at full speed then hit a wall which is the reef.