The deep dark secret of the US and everywhere...the oceans aren't getting any cleaner folks. From little shreds of plastic bags to bacteria and runoff, it's pretty filthy out there. After surfing Friday night and all day Saturday, I was so congested I thought about visiting the doctor. It went way beyond that, though. I had a splitting headache and was completely exhausted for the next two days. I'm in pretty good shape, so it wasn't simply fatigue. My brother and friend (who don't surf) also had sinus issues, and they just went swimming for 1-2 hours. This stuff isn't going away, and it'll only get worse. I don't really know the solution, but we can definitely do better. As surfers, it's our responsibility since we suffer the consequences more than most other people.
Last edited by live aloha; Sep 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM.