Hurricane Olaf Brings Towering Waves and Strong Winds to Baja California

Parts of Mexico’s Baja California Sur were under a warning as Hurricane Olaf made landfall on the state’s southern coastline on Thursday, September 9.

Olaf made landfall “very near San Jose del Cabo” at around 9 pm local time, bringing estimated maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC also warned of “life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides” as Olaf traveled southwest on Friday.

This footage posted by Dennis Gist shows intense winds and waves seen from a resort in Cabo San Lucas, on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, before Olaf made landfall. Credit: Dennis Gist via Storyful

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