The depiction of waves is a cherished painterly activity. Here is one of my studies depicting double waves.

SBD080709, 16 x 12 in, 41 x 31 cm; oil on board

Researching the manner in which 19th century artists depicted waves, I came across these:

JMW Turner, 1835 Shore scene with waves

WA Bouguereau, 1896 The wave

Paul Gauguin, 1889 Woman in the waves

Katsushika Hokusai, 1845 Feminine waves

Breathtaking in their differences.