Beware, there is ocean swell in Mazatlan

If you are one of those who like to go to the beach once the sun goes down, to take a moon bath, this information is of interest to you.

Beware, there is ocean swell in Mazatlan
Warning, there is a rough ocean swell in Mazatlan. Photo by Carlos Gomezcésar / Unsplash

The Commander of the Aquatic Rescue Squadron of the Municipal Police confirmed that for the evening of Tuesday, June 14, rough sea conditions are expected in Mazatlan, for which he said, the municipal corporation is preparing to place signage and give the necessary recommendations to bathers.

According to the warning issued by the national maritime authority, from the coast of Chiapas to the coast of the Baja California peninsula, the entrance to the Gulf of California, the south-central coast of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Islas Marias, and Revillagigedo Islands, high waves are expected.

Given this, he reminded us that lifeguards are permanently monitoring sea conditions, and made some recommendations to swimmers. The report was sent by the Port Captaincy, where it was said that the swell will be present on the Pacific coasts including Mazatlan.

"Waves of approximately six to eight feet high are expected. We are taking preventive measures. Every person who is going to go into the sea should first approach the Lifeguard, and ask him about the sea conditions. More than anything else, follow the indications and respect the signs that each beach has," he said.

Given this, the recommendation is not to leave children alone and to have their father or an adult watching them. Do not enter with inflatables or surfboards. Wear appropriate clothing. Do not go in with pants or in a state of inebriation. Depending on how the sea behaves, it will be determined if the beach will be closed or not.

Gustavo Espinoza Bastidas added that this weekend, Mazatlan's beaches registered an influx of a little more than eight thousand bathers, a much higher number than the 2,500 that had been estimated on average in previous weekends.