VIDEO: Boat narrowly avoids being tipped over by strong waves in Los Gigantes
The adverse weather conditions due to strong winds and the calima have caused dangerous sea conditions as highlighted on a video showing how close a boat came to disaster trying to enter the port of Los Gigantes over the weekend.
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) activated a yellow weather warning for strong waves and adverse sea conditions on Friday for Tenerife, with various parts of the island affected.
As can be seen in the video, the driver of the boat aimed it directly at the epicentre of the strong waves, facing them head-on, before being swept towards land and managing to steer in the lull between waves and escape into the safety of the sheltered port.
IMPACTANTES IMÁGENES EN LA COSTA DE LOS GIGANTES (TENERIFE). Esta situación de enorme riesgo, a punto estuvo de costarles la vida a los tripulantes de esta lancha. Prevención por favor! pic.twitter.com/0trJIIptXu— Canarias 1500 Km de Costa Prevención Ahogamientos (@1500_costa) January 9, 2022
You can clearly see how close this incident came to being a disaster due to the dangerous power of the sea.
Also, the local authorities in the northern municipality of Garachico, closed the seafront road, the Avenido Maritimo, to traffic over the weekend due to waves crashing over the sea wall, flooding the road.