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Manowars are really that bad unless you are small or get hit by a really big one. I got stung about 3 summers ago on both legs. It felt like hot wax for about an hour, and then itches for about a week afterward. My foot was swollen to the point that I couldn't get a shoe on it. It didn't feel good by any means, but it wasn't as bad as some people try to make it. I didn't have a heart attack or have to go to the hospital.
Last summer my brother got hit by one on his chest and there is still a scar there.
yeah ferreal. The lil baby jellyfish is just annoying but the man of wars is brutal!
http://www.woundedwarriorointment.com/ ). The lifeguard that helped me a few years ago had this, and I got some afterward. Its about 15 bucks for a pretty small bottle, but it helped tremendously with the burning and itching.
pfox forgot to mention that the bottom of these small jellies looked like someone slapped a scoop of cottage cheese on em'. very short purpleish-blueish tenticles. and from the top looking down looked like spokes on bycicle wheel. Weirdest thing i ever saw....other than the glowing object we saw that was changing colors. maybe some martians dropped off some these things to freak us out.
and it worked-i was paddling in as fast as i could and i look over and cricha is steadily paddling towards martian creature.
I just think of small waves, jellyfish, sharks and sea monsters as a way of paying your surfing dues.
I haven't seen any here in Brevard in the past couple months, but in the spring time I saw quite a few.