Waves are the raised swells of water that move along the surface of the ocean. At the beach, surfers ride on the waves:
The size of the waves depends on the general movement of the ocean water in the area, the shape of the sea floor, and whether there are storms or strong winds that can produce bigger waves.
The word tide refers to the variation in the general level of the ocean. Tides are caused by the gravitational forces of the moon and sun, as well as the rotation of the earth. Many places have one or two times of high tide and low tide per day:
The Toronto Islands (formerly known as Island of Hiawatha and is also known as Menecing) are a chain of small islands in the city of Toronto, Ontario.Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city centre, and provide shelter for Toronto Harbour.The islands are a popular recreational destination, and are home to a small residential community and to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.They are connected to the mainland by several ferry services.In 2015, an underwater pedestrian tunnel will be completed connecting the Toronto mainland at the foot of Eireann Quay to Billy Bishop Airport.The tunnel provides no access to the balance of the islands.