How big do ocean waves get? Becky Oskin on a theory that may explain the ocean’s largest waves.
The biggest ocean waves in the world sweep through the South China Sea’s Luzon Strait, towering more than 550 feet (170 meters) tall.
These are waves under the water’s surface.
A new modeling study reveals how the Luzon Strait’s internal waves rise from the deep. The model shows that the spacing of two submerged seafloor ridges in the northern Luzon Strait is perfect for generating gigantic internal waves
An eight-foot wave can flip a car.