@allenJo - The closest I’ve ever come to understanding fluid mechanics is the wave pool at the amusement park. All kidding aside, it’s fascinating to watch how waves crest and fall in response to pressure and realize that, despite the fluid nature of water, there are definite fluid mechanics equations behind these gentle tides.
While I don’t understand these equations myself, I have seen simulations of real world events that draw upon these principles. I was watching a program on tsunamis once on television and they created a simulated environment to mimic the behavior of these rogue waves.
They showed the water’s ebb and tide in a tub, along with animated fluid mechanics videos that explained the basic forces that were in operation.