Hurricane Bud affects Rosarito

Buried whale surfaces

Whale resurrected
  • Whale resurrected

"Merchants and visitors had to leave the Rosarito beach because of the high tide that went up suddenly — avoid coming for now," read the caption underneath a video posted June 10.

"The ocean was very angry."

"The ocean was very angry."

This appeared on the Facebook page of Rosarito en la Noticia.

The video posted on the news-based social media account depicted beach-goers, business carts and stands, and cars — submerged in water.

"I realized that the ocean was very angry," said one beachgoer, "the waves were up to five meters."

Another commented, "On June 8 they had already warned that the waves and the current would be strong. Do not be alarmed."

"Avoid coming for now."

"Avoid coming for now."

On the surf-forecast.com site, Rosarito Beach was listed on Sunday to have it's high-tide at 7:14 p.m. and estimated to be at 7.2 ft.; the next day it was at 7.6 ft.; and on Wednesday and Thursday (June 13-14) it was at 8.1 ft.

"I guess that's the pressure of Hurricane Bud coming up from south and pushing a swell that is kinda abnormal," said Federico Cota, an Ensenada based biologist.

Sinthesis TV, a news outlet aired on Canal 71 in Baja California (North) and KSDY 50.4 in San Diego, and online -- reported on the high tides on June 11.

It read in part: "It is forbidden to enter the beach until Wednesday [June 13]. The alert is activated this weekend on the beaches of Tijuana, Rosarito and Southern California."

On Thursday, a photo of a whale carcass on Rosarito Beach was posted online. It was captioned: "The high tides in the past few days have uncovered the dead whale which was buried on a Rosarito Beach last week."

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