There are wild seas even though there is no alert – please take extra care near the coast

There are wild seas even though there is no alert – please take extra care near the coast

Photo: Actualidad Policial Tenerife Sur.

There are no actual alerts in place for costeros in Tenerife but the seas are quite wild all the same. Yesterday, two people drowned and a third is being sought after being swept out of a natural rock pool in Puerto Santiago, and today, various ayuntamientos in the north have closed beaches to the public because of high waves.

Please have a look at the official advice that I’ve summarised in English HERE for staying safe in the sea generally, and for costeros specifically at the moment, and take particular care in the waters here at all times of the year, but especially when the seas are like this. Above is a photo released by the police yesterday of conditions at the rock pool area where bathers were swept away, and below another in which the scale of the waves to the people on the rocks on the left is crystal clear.

 

1 Comment

  1. My husband and I have spent the past week bathing daily in the natural rock pool in Puerto Santiago, amongst people of all nationalities. We would have been there yesterday if we hadn’t gone on the day trip to La Gomera.

    It is our first trip to Tenerife and there has to be more warning to bathers of the dangers of the natural pool as the pleasant climate and friendly atmosphere lulls you into a false sense of security.

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