Yep, I had an allergic reaction to them last night. I'm allergic to bees which makes me more susceptible to the lice. Apparently the venom is similar. Had a fever all night. Gonna have to wear a full suit in August if I want to surf today...
i wore a short sleeve fullsuit in belmar last night to try and minimize the lice, but that strategy backfired. I was wave hungry so I surfed until dark and the lice were really irritating. They were floating all over the inside, I pulled into 2 closeout mush-barrels and my suit got filled with those fockers and they were just biting the hell out of me. I was scratching at my suit like ants in my pants. After the session I took a couple showers and its not bad any more
on another note, ive been surfing my usual break a couple miles away and there were zero lice... maybe its related to the guidos at djais
In my lobstering days this time of year there would be softball size clumps of them all up in where the buoy was tied to the buoy line, creepy lil' buggers...easier to deal with that than jellyfish tentacles to the eye though, at least in that context. We fished L.I. Sound though, never seen them in the water in RI.
we had them last night and today in LBI. they came out of nowhere, must've been from you guys up in monmouth with the NE wind. they are kind of a pain in the ass but i don't really feel the stings as much as everyone else seems to. my friend got them up his ass though and was pretty pissed haha. they don't give me any marks or anything, but last night i didn't feel too great and thought maybe it was because of the sea lice. all i know is that you should NOT wear any type of rashguard or wetsuit (maybe unless it's drylock). i remember getting them in my shirt a while back and it really sucked... they'll get in there and latch on to you.
yup the STD of the sea is back here in VB. god i hate those damn things
i thought i had gotten stung yesterday...i went under water after a wave and came up stinging and itching all over my back and chest, even with a rashguard. must have been these guys...damn was that annoying. had to stand under the shower for like 10 mins lol