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Thread: Is it the VB Water?
Sep 11, 2013, 12:46 PM #11
Sep 11, 2013, 01:22 PM #12
There's been an algae bloom the last 4-5 days, typically I do the netti-pot, but I have sinus issues so it's preventative maintenance for that. But it helps after a long day in the water.
I surfed 30sh Streets earlier in the summer and was fine. But that was just a few times.
All the more reason to head south.
Sep 11, 2013, 01:50 PM #13
Sep 11, 2013, 02:09 PM #14Senior Member
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From the looks of it, I'm guessing that none of you know that there is a website that shows the results of fairly regular water quality monitoring for VB.
It's always good to give this an occasional glance. If the numbers are too high, don't paddle out.
Sep 11, 2013, 02:52 PM #16Senior Member
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Sep 11, 2013, 02:59 PM #17
Virginia Beach actually has above average water quality. It's just your normal red tide that usually occurs around this time of year. Just be thankful there aren't any sea lice (yet).
Sep 11, 2013, 03:51 PM #18
I always thought it was kind of weird that 3 friends that I grew up surfing with at the north end of sandbridge ended up with cancer. 2 made it and 1 didn't. It's most likely a coincidence but 3 guys that regularly surfed the same 1/2 mile stretch of beach all getting cancer in their 20's-30's seems a little out of the norm if you ask me.
You never know what lurks on the bottom down there and who knows what kind of ammo they use when they target practice with the shore based howitzer type cannons.
Yea, the water at dam neck had the nasty brown color, my right ear is messed up at the moment.. I think it may be because of this.