A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current. The word bore derives through Old English from the Old Norse word bára, meaning "wave" or "swell".
Bores occur in relatively few locations worldwide, usually in areas with
a large tidal range (typically more than 20 ft between high
and low water) and where incoming tides are funneled into a shallow,
narrowing river or lake via a broad bay. The funnel-like shape not only increases the tidal range, but it can also decrease the duration of the flood tide,
down to a point where the flood appears as a sudden increase in the
water level. A tidal bore takes place during the flood tide and never
during the ebb tide.
Two key features of a tidal bore are the intense turbulence and
turbulent mixing generated during the bore propagation, as well as its
Today the most of the caravan peeps went on one of these inflatable boats and rode the tide. They said it was the greatest and everyone should do this. I stayed back and took 600 pix of the event, no I will not be posting all of them LOL. I decided that it was not worth ruining my brace. After see the peeps after the wild ride I was right. They were covered wet from head to toe and mud was there too.