Winter in the Southeast and Stingrays

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by notaseal, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I have only been stung by Stingrays in the summer while barefoot. Question is has anybody been stung through a boot, yes or no ?
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I've stepped on the backs of plenty but never been stuck fortunately
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I thought you were going to start a thread on Stingray bikes from wayback days.....so disappointed.....
     
  4. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    you and your banana seat

    o barry
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Na!! now that was funny. So you remember them as well, o bagus??
     
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I had a banana seat bike. It snapped at the neck when I was jumping my ramp, a board on a brick. Yeah, that was a fun ride
     
  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    oh yeah, sting ray... Be careful
     
  8. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    stingrays don't give a fck about your boots. shuffle your feet and sannde reconne. if you do get stung, know this - its a protein-based poison, molecularly speaking, and you can't do much about it, BUT here's what i picked up in popoyo - get a bucket of scolding hot water and soak your foot (if you got stung in the foot, obv) for like 2 hours
    it'll puss up and swell and sh1t the next day and turn all blackish and fcked up. but it'll pass in a few days and you'll be leaning into your hacks like a champ in no time. RUM HELPS. lots of it. hope you just get scraped and not punctured. well... hope you don't have to do any of the above, firstly, but then... sht happens.
     
  9. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Never through a boot, but I got tagged by one at blacks my first year here. Scar stayed for like a year...
    Stingray shuffle
     
  10. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I've never shuffled and have never been stung I've been ****ed up by a horseshoe crab lol. He was confused crashed into my leg and started climbing up it I panicked and jumped on to his flipper tail. Now I've stepped On about 50 stingrays but I am beyond lucky. I guess the stingrays shuffle for me I don't shuffle for them. I've even seen them in 1 foot water just swimming by.
     
  11. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    ask steve irwin if sunscreen can protect from harmful rays.

    (ok, think i'm going to hell for that)
     
  12. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    too soon!
     
  13. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    o metard

    I still refuse to believe that a friggen stingray offed the mighty Irwin
     
  14. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    "Scolding hot water" - - for the Swellie pictionary

    Another reason this place is the only place for medicale advisements.

    Stingray got me through a boot in San Diego. Not a good time. Pain of a different dimension is about as best as I can describe that toxin. Yep, "scolding" water is the only thing that worked.

    Also did a quick antibiotic dose for a few days. Stingrays can infect you in a flash, and they've been known to pack MRSA into wounds especially the 'rays that slither 'round polluted places like San Diego.
     
  15. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Be sure to bring water to a rapid boil before inserting foot, peel layers of skin off as it falls off, poison gone. Problem solved.
     
  16. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Yes, right through a pair of brand new Red Ball waders, by the ankle area, freaking hurt like a biotch, luckly the barb didn't break off, but I did puke about 10 mins. after I got hit......do the shuffle!!!
     
  17. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    I thought this tread was aboot Stingrays hockeye.

    Never heard of any surfers getting stuck by rays around these parts except Brew.
     
  18. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Thanx All. Still unsure what to do. Scenario: New board 3 foot waves breaking in two feet of water. The wave breaks just in front of you, too late to get under the lip. You think there might be Stingrays, but you like your fins too much. Can't do a Stingray shuffle, it's more of a just stand up and jump over the white water and land on your Stingray. Or Duck dive and must likely damage Fins. Or just get beat to shore with that near impact zone whitewash. What do you on a small day just past the impact zone with Stingrays ?
     
  19. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I take my chances. Save Board, risk Feet. What would you do ?