Man Takes Photo Of Bizarre Square Shaped Waves, Quickly Realizes They’re Dangerous
Isle of Rhe located on the west coast of France is a popular tourist destination which is known for being romantic, as well as bizarre. The Isle of Rhe has fabulous beaches and great weather, but also has unique waves.
The waves on the beaches of Rhe appear to be square shaped. Repeating over and over again, the waves form a chessboard pattern on the surface of the ocean. The sight is so unusual that each year, many tourists go in the old lighthouse on the shore to get a better view of the ocean.
Although it seems like an impact of aliens, this bizarre phenomenon actually has a scientific explanation.
Isle of Rhe lies at a cross sea (the intersection of two seas). The two seas meet miles under the surface of the ocean, where two different weather patterns produce two wave systems traveling at opposing angles.
If these weather patterns last for longer periods of time, they make unusually large waves with square shapes.
Although, the square waves look amazingly beautiful, the water in the ocean in this period is very dangerous. Many ship accidents happen exactly on such waves. Luckily, the unusual waves are not a constant phenomenon, so the beaches of Isle Rhe are mostly calm and safe during all the other times.
It’s truly amazing how Mother Nature works in the most bizarre ways.