Thanksgiving – the week of the King Tides in San Felipe

This is the week of the highest tides of the year for San Felipe. The full moon occurs on Wednesday 25th. November and causes astronomically high tides to occur between Monday and Friday. The effects can be spectacular if there are also strong onshore winds at the same time.
The week of the King Tides in San Felipe

The week of the King Tides in San Felipe

It is a period when all beachfront property owners need to watch for strong erosion of the shoreline, particularly those living in some of the south campos where waterfront living is both a pleasure and a peril. Take a stroll down to Club de Pesca and enjoy a drink on the Ramada there around lunchtime and you will be able to appreciate the huge tidal swings that occur in the Bay of San Felipe.
Although there is a potential storm brewing in the Pacific south of Acapulco, it is not expected to turn into a late season hurricane that will affect the Baja peninsular. In addition, the high pressure area that is sitting over Arizona and bringing record-setting temperatures to Southern California, is expected to move east in the next couple of days. That should lessen the effects of the strong north winds that have been giving us the blowing sand and strong wind-driven waves over the past week.