I'll pass on surfing Waco

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Mitchell, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Scary stuff.
    In the early 1970s I heard about someone dying from this brain eating amoeba after swimming in a stream called "Deep Creek" near the Boy Scout summer camp we had gone to. This was in the mountains north of LA. Most of us had swam in that stream.
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  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
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  3. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Very sad. He was a fellow jerzian. Too young to go.
  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Sketchy & scary stuff, appreciate the heads-up Mitchell
  5. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
  6. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Similar situation in Charlotte a couple years ago.

    Whitewater Center rafting closes after brain-eating amoeba found in water

    U.S. National Whitewater Center officials closed the park’s water channels Friday after investigators detected the waterborne amoeba suspected in the death of an Ohio teen who had visited the center.

  7. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Crazy. I am going to Dallas in November and was thinking about making a trip down there one of the days to check it out. I think I'll pass now...
  8. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    A buddy of mine literally just surfed there with some friends
  9. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
    When you enter the water, you're not always entering at the top of the food chain.
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  10. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    It's always been a habit of mine to clean out my nose with fresh water from the tap after surfing. I think I'll stop doing that now.
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  11. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    so is this a fresh water problem or it can happen in salt water too?

    I must say its some pretty scary sh1t.u have enough things to worry about while surfing.marine life,drowning,gettin ur shit tossed in the water...

    how do these things originate and can they test the water for them?im guessin they did that's why they know its a brain eating organism thing.pretty sad,surf ur whole life in the ocean,and the first time u go to a waterpark surfout u die from fukin bacteria
  12. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    “It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”

    ― Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
  13. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Fresh water problem, only where the water is warm all the time. Not an issue up here in the north to date.

    This is literally my worst nightmare. I'd rather go boogie boarding in the Farallons than get this.
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  14. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Ain’t that some sheet