I went out in baby waves this week by the hook. I thought I was getting stung by jellies. Started looking around between 10 minute waits for knee high sets, and saw tons of snake like chaining jellies. At first I thought they were biting me. Turns out they were salps and don't bite humans but feed off bacteria. But my skin looks like I slept in a spiders webs. Painful bites that swell up and bleed. The second day I wear boardies too. Wtf. Went out again but wore 3-2. Shiite waves and now I look like the toxic avenger. Hope it passes.
Dudeskis it really sounds like out water is contaminated. We better all stop surfing...
I heard that Belmar is the only place that has clean water. They actually pump fresh water onto thier beaches everymorning - cleanest beach in the north east
I actually had a sore/lump on the side two or three weeks a ago- I thought it was a cyst - but maybe it's from all the pollution. If I'm not surfing Belmar- I'm going to start wearing the 3/2 full time.
Nothing like soaking in knee high turd stew then getting ill to raise the stoke. Don't worry it will go away. I used to live in Belmar and the when it rained and the outflow was kickin everyone who surfed got sick. Stay away from the pipes, especially the ones that drain from lakes where ducks/geese live and you will stay healthy.
Good to hear that I wasn't the only one with these issues. The throat problem is gone and the bumps are faded for the most part. My skin is just dry and itchy from the soap I had to use haha luckily the waters cleaned up a little with this swell we've got coming