The electromagnetic energy of the sun and moon directly creates tides because of the diamagnetic properties of water. The sun, actually being close and small, has an immediate and local affect on the ocean.
Water Is naturally diamagnetic, which means it repels a magnetic field. It creates a magnetic field in opposition to an externally applied magnetic field. The close sun is a positive electromagnetic energy repelling the water in the ocean, creating low tides and and the moon is a negative electromagnetic energy causing high tides. They work together like a perfectly designed machine.
If you look on a flat earth map, the path of the sun through the year (tropic of cancer to the tropic of Capricorn) is exactly where all the most and extreme tides are found on earth. When the sun and moon are perfectly aligned on flat earth the tides are highest.
In the following video you will see experiments done with water being repelled by magnets and creating a ripple affect.
Flat Earth: Tides and the electromagnetic energy of the sun and moon, Part 1: