Looking from the window of a passenger plane even at moderate altitude such that one can still recognize individual waves and even something like white foam, and small boats close to the cost line, it already looks like the water is not moving.
To make more clear what i mean, here is an examplein this video at around 10:40. In HD eye resolution it is much more intriguing, but the video shows the idea, that even when the plane is quite low, waves close at the beach appear to be "frozen".
Why is that? and does that effect have a name?