I think it's important to note not one from FL
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Thread: America's Most Polluted Beach
Jun 27, 2013, 02:21 PM #11
the ones listed must either be really bad...or that list is incomplete, incorrect, or biased
Grossest place I've ever surfed in the US is Chevron jetty in Los angeles (near el porto): rainbow slick and the water smells like petroleum...the fact that area isn't listed is highly suspect. There's also a sewage treatment plant nearby that occasionally has problems and the ballona "creek" just north of that, which concentrates all the street drains in LA into one giant ocean outpour. I got ear-aches every couple of weeks when living there.
(outside the US, Tijuana, rosarito and ensenada in baja mex have raw sewage visibly piped into the ocean...the water literally stinks)
Any pier that has a lot of birds on it is going to raise the bacteria rate significantly...especially if pigeons are living in it.
Jun 27, 2013, 02:59 PM #13
Jun 27, 2013, 04:36 PM #14Senior Member
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The catch is that the analysis is based on government testing and disclosure of the results. For example, if you take a nice progressive state like, say, South Carolina. The state may decide that they would rather allocate scarce taxpayer funds to voter id checks rather than water testing. Other beach areas may decide that disclosing too much may be bad for business. I took a quick look at the methodology for Jerz and there seemed to be some potential loopholes.
In this type of survey, it is indeed garbage in, garbage out (sorry bout that but i have a pun control issue)
Jun 27, 2013, 04:45 PM #15
Masonboro Island, NC on the 4th of July.
Oh, dirtiest beach, as in the sand area: Seaside Heights, NJ
Water quality: Imperial Beach, CA
like I said in my first post, Tijuana and the beaches south of there have little to no pollution rules...you can frequently smell raw sewage when surfing there. Imperial beach is the next beach north of TJ, so, of course, the water quality is going to be among the worst, if not THE worst, in the US
Jun 28, 2013, 06:04 AM #18
New Hampshire ? Wtf