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    Water Contamination?

    So as i was heading out for a surf this past weekend i noticed the water looked more disgusting than usual and smelled like **** with some sort of algae growth that looked like red tide. I ignored this and surfed for a few hours. A few hours later i became extremely sick with a throbbing headache, vomitting and extreme tiredness. The illness has now passed and i feel fine. Could this of been from the water and has anyone had similar experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s.s.shredder View Post
    So as i was heading out for a surf this past weekend i noticed the water looked more disgusting than usual and smelled like **** with some sort of algae growth that looked like red tide. I ignored this and surfed for a few hours. A few hours later i became extremely sick with a throbbing headache, vomitting and extreme tiredness. The illness has now passed and i feel fine. Could this of been from the water and has anyone had similar experiences?
    What state are you in? Saw a crazy red tide off NJ this weekend while fishing. Usually red tides cause allergy like sickness, sneezing, watery eyes, etc, not vomiting. Who knows though what is out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbug View Post
    What state are you in? Saw a crazy red tide off NJ this weekend while fishing. Usually red tides cause allergy like sickness, sneezing, watery eyes, etc, not vomiting. Who knows though what is out there.
    Nantasket massachusetts. Pretty close to Boston Harbor which im assuming has a fair deal of contaminated water coming out of it.

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    surf.... netti pot... you will be ok

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    I flush with a netti pot and drop some alcohol/hydrogen peroxide mixture into my ears pretty much after every surf. I haven't had issues since I started doing that. I used to get sinus infections and ear infections like a madman. Pretty sad state of the environment. My kids will be surfing in bubble-boy bubbles if it's not turned around.

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