Cabildo de Tenerife


Temporales de mar

If you are caught in a sea storm, the Government of the Canary Island's Central Office for Safety and Emergencies, via the Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security 112, makes the following recommendations:

  • Avoid swimming on remote or unpatrolled beaches you are not familiar with.
  • Do not swim on beaches with a red flag or where there are large waves or strong undertows.
  • If you see other people in unsafe places, alert them of the danger.
  • Stay away from areas where waves are likely to break (rocks, jetties and piers), and don't go near the shore if the sea suddenly turns calm.
  • If you fall in the water, try to get away from where the waves break. Signal for help and wait to be rescued.
  • If you are swept away by the waves, relax; don't swim against the current, coastal currents lose strength over distance.

Contact Details and Information

  • Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES)
  • Emergency Number: 112

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