My understanding of tides in general is that lunar gravitational influence and latitude are the primary determinants. Further away from the equator = bigger tides. Closer = smaller ranges.
This has applied everywhere Ive sailed until now. Ive been cruising the Carib side of Panama
for a couple of seasons. Typical W Carib small tidal ranges there, but today I am in Panama
City...with up to 20+ feet tidal range although at the same approx latitude...huh?
Ive asked and searched and not found a good explanation of this dramatic variance.
Anyone here know why?