To dream of a tidal wave represents problematic life situations or uncertainty that threatens to overwhelm you emotionally. You may be experiencing a high degree of stress or emotional drama. You may also feel swamped by unfamiliar situations, obstacles, or unwanted changes. You may be struggling with a rough situation such as a divorce, illness, financial loss, or unexpected change. Huge forces of change or unstoppable events. Feeling unable to cope or that you are going to be "swept away" by a big change.
Negatively, a tidal wave may reflect a tendency to jump to conclusions about a potential change being too big to handle. Jumping to conclusions about situations that feel serious because you are not informed enough.
A tidal wave may reflect the threat of emotional devastation due to unexpected or unwanted events. A sign that you need to stick it out. You have little to gain by denying the problem.
To dream of surfing a tidal wave represents your attempts to do everything possible to stay on top of a problem or use a very negative situation to your advantage.
Example: A woman had recurring nightmares about being inundated by tidal waves. In waking life she was fearing that her marriage was in danger after becoming aware of her husband cheating on her. The tidal waves may have reflected her fear of being overwhelmed by uncertainty or problems if she discussed the cheating with her husband.
Example 2: A very young girl dreamed of a tidal wave. In waking life she was shocked to find out that her father had filed for divorce from her mother. The tidal wave may have reflected her feelings about the overwhelming changes that were effecting her family.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of a Tidal wave sweeping through Africa. In waking life her Uncle who was a convicted criminal had died. He had lots of criminal friends at the funeral. The tidal wave sweeping through Africa may have reflected her feelings about her criminal uncle's death having an overpowering emotional effect on his dysfunctional friends.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of a tidal wave. In waking life she was very happy with her boyfriend until an unexpected argument came up putting the relationship in jeopardy.
Example 5: A man dreamed of experiencing a tidal wave coming towards him. In waking life he was experiencing his arthritis getting seriously out of control.
Example 6: A man dreamed that he saw a tidal wave. In waking life he was experiencing supervisors at work in a serious work related argument that he felt may result in dramatic changes or massive employee firings.