An image of emotional excitement—tenderness, caressing, and sexuality. See Surfing, Ship.
To see clear, calm waves in your dream, signifies a calming of emotions. It may also signal an important decision to be made.
To hear waves crashing in your dream, indicates tenderness and relaxation. It may also symbolize your romantic feelings about someone.
To dream that you are caught in a tidal wave, signifies the overwhelming strength of your emotions, perhaps accompanied by tears that you are holding back in your waking life.
To see muddy, violent waves in your dream, signifies that a major error was made in an important decision.
If you dream of waves, you are becoming aware and perhaps in acceptance of the ups and downs, highs and lows, ebbs and flows of the life/death/life cycle of life.
If you are riding and/or surfing the waves competently, with your head above water, you have a level of mastery with the emotions and cycles of life.
If you are drowning or having a hard time keeping your head above water, then perhaps it would be good for you to take a reprieve on dry land before going back into the deep end of intimacy.
If you are waving hello, then you are making an attempt at pleasantries, keeping the peace, and perhaps saluting the divine is someone or offering a sign of recognition.