Waves mainly transport energy instead of moving water as they pass through water. Waves cause water to move in a circular path due to which the position of water particles almost remains the same.
As the energy of wave passes, the water in the crest of the wave moves in the same direction as the wave, but the water in the trough moves in the opposite direction of the wave. Due to this, water particles move in a circle in the same direction as wave movement. Therefore, water does not move as the wave passes