"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."
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."
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."