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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    i get stung 3 or 4 times everytime i go out its starting to piss me off, had a real bad one the other day made my skin all pussed out and blister hurt for a few hours iched for days. this is def a more then average jelly season its way over kill.
    SC must be jelly central this August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Holy sh1t I got nailed today. Stung ten times in an hour. I have been stung many times before, but a few times today really messed me up. I have some major welts on my legs. Anyone else think the jellies have been overly bad this year?
    fyi, i've used this before when sea lice were a problem and it seems to work pretty well : http://www.amazon.com/Jellyfish-Stin.../dp/B0011AWRNG


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shikkapow View Post
    Australians have been using it for years, groundbreaking newsflash.
    I had one but wore it to slide in and out of my wetsuit. kinda looked like a dance skin. the bad thing was that once the wet suit was off, It made you colder than being nekkid.

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    Dude in my lobstering days they'd be thick out by our gear this time of year, just huge schools of them, lion's mane jellyfish by the hundreds. Anyway, we'd pull 10 pot trawls, and as the pots would come up they'd go right through the thick of these things. Still half asleep so Ill get to my point...tentacles and jelly bits would be flying off the line coming through the hauler, and pretty regularly myself(I worked the rail) and the Capt would take stings directly to the eye. And it was funny b/c you knew it happened instantaneously...sharp stinging pain in the eye which would travel back into the sinus cavity, eyes watering like never before, followed by a minute long sneezing fit. Ironically, after the sneezing the pain would go away, kinda like dmt, extremely intense immediately, then gone within a couple minutes. Just thought i'd share that w/ you fellers. Be good and enjoy your day

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Holy sh1t I got nailed today. Stung ten times in an hour. I have been stung many times before, but a few times today really messed me up. I have some major welts on my legs. Anyone else think the jellies have been overly bad this year?
    Can't say since this is my first year in the Low Country, but damn, when I was out last monday, I got stung probably 3 times in a 2 hours session. My friend who I was teaching how to surf got nailed probably 5-6 times. It was crazy, I saw a bunch of HUGE, dead jellies on the beach, but I never saw any in the water, I just got out and had serious stinging rashes. Big one on my chest. But there are vinegar waters hanging up like every 10 feet by the city of Hilton Head on every public beach. It was just weird how when I was in the water, the whole lineup was talking about getting stung every 5 minutes but I never saw the bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    SC must be jelly central this August.
    Yeah, I need to get a rash guard. I just have a 2 mil jacket, but its too damn hot in the water to wear that thing. If i through 2 mil on in 86 degree water, heat exhausting will be a much more pressing issue than the jellies. Damn things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    fyi, i've used this before when sea lice were a problem and it seems to work pretty well : http://www.amazon.com/Jellyfish-Stin.../dp/B0011AWRNG

    The Safe Sea lotion is thick and works if you apply it ahead of time. I like to have Benedryl cream in my backpack, if not for my self, usually some little kid will get nailed and needs it asap. Especially man o war, they need to be tended to immediately. Meat tenderizer is good too, especially if you can find Harris liquid meat tenderizer. It is made with papain, which is papaya extract, which breaks down amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. The sting also contains amino acids, so the meat tenderizer is effective if applied right away. All this stuff is expensive. Vinegar is cheap, but not as effective. That is why the lifeguards usually have vinegar diluted in water.

    A friend of mine bought a sea lice repellant wet suit, and when he tried it out ( during an ESA contest no less ) it filled up with so much water he almost drowned. I have never seen it since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    this is such a great opportunity for the standard dbag response...
    here goes...
    bro this is their ocean. you are choosing to go in. if it really messed you up then don't go in the water and blame the jellyfish.
    Yo, is this your new gig? Offerring the standard hypothetical "douchebag" reponse?

    So, non-douches would say, "Hey, humans deserve to swim safely. We need to eradicate all sealife that can cause us harm or temporary discomfort?" Hey, do you live in Williamsburg? Are you wearing a wool beenie right now?

    Mr. Brewengineer, here is a real douchebag response, brought to you by one of New Jersey's premiere douchebags. Urinate in your bathtube before going for a shred. Invite your neighbors to relieve themselves in the tub. Get a lot of it. Then soak in the tub for twenty minutes.....

    I promise you won't get stung by any jellyfish.

    Ha Ha, you southern guys have to surf in non-polluted waters with a whole bunch of sealife. LOL LOL Ha, New Jersey's waters are dead and chocolate. LOL Man, you guys are so pristine and behind the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Yo, is this your new gig? Offerring the standard hypothetical "douchebag" reponse?

    So, non-douches would say, "Hey, humans deserve to swim safely. We need to eradicate all sealife that can cause us harm or temporary discomfort?" Hey, do you live in Williamsburg? Are you wearing a wool beenie right now?

    Mr. Brewengineer, here is a real douchebag response, brought to you by one of New Jersey's premiere douchebags. Urinate in your bathtube before going for a shred. Invite your neighbors to relieve themselves in the tub. Get a lot of it. Then soak in the tub for twenty minutes.....

    I promise you won't get stung by any jellyfish.

    Ha Ha, you southern guys have to surf in non-polluted waters with a whole bunch of sealife. LOL LOL Ha, New Jersey's waters are dead and chocolate. LOL Man, you guys are so pristine and behind the times.
    ......nice!

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    It's all the rain you/we've been getting. Those little nettle jellies just love them some brackish water.

    Meat tenderizer all the way.