¿Irás de vacaciones a la playa? ¡Aguas! Alertan por olas de hasta 2.4 metros en 6 estados – El Financiero

¿Irás de vacaciones a la playa? ¡Aguas! Alertan por olas de hasta 2.4 metros en 6 estados – El Financiero

Before the Easter holidaysthe Secretary of the Navy (Semar) alerted tourists and the population for a swell forecast in six states.

According to a Semar statement, this phenomenon will generate a swell in the Pacific Ocean up to 2.4 meters highso he asked for extreme precautions.

He also stressed that the waves will remain from this Wednesday the 13th and until Friday the 15th of April, that is to say, the days in which the arrival of more tourists is expected.


The unit, through the Center for Maritime Meteorological Forecasting and Analysis, estimates that the seabed persists on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

“Deep sea” conditions are expected, which will cause waves of 6 to 8 feet (from the coastline to 24 nautical miles) with a period of 15 to 17 seconds from the coast of Chiapas to the coast of Jalisco ”, he reported.

Specific, The most affected destinations will be Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Acapulco, Salina Cruz and Puerto Chiapas..

Deep sea: What is it and how to protect ourselves?

The swell is long and continuous waves generated by storms in the sea. It moves along the Pacific Ocean. It can occur all year round, mainly from May to November.


According to him National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), The difference between a swell and a tsunami lies in its origin, the first is due to the action of the wind from storms over the sea in areas far from the coast, and the second is generated mainly by earthquakes.

The deep sea is beneficial because by traveling in all directions, it removes, mixes and recycles the waters of marine ecosystems, which implies a process of energy exchange.

“Bottom” comes from the idea that they are generated in remote waters, where the depths are great, but that does not mean that they are formed below the surface.

This phenomenon occurs on the Pacific coast, mainly affects the states of Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

If the swell phenomenon occurs, follow the following recommendations:

  • Respect the indications of the lifeguards and Civil Protection, as well as the established signage.
  • Remove palapas, furniture and equipment from the beach area.
  • Avoid walking on the beach.
  • Remove and safeguard small boats.
  • Don’t do water sports.
  • Avoid swimming in the sea.