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shreddux



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject: Nantucket Sound jellyfish stings Reply with quote

Yesterday I got stung by a jellyfish near Stage Harbor/Hardings Beach area while waterstarting and a short while later another windsurfer suffered the same misery.
This has happened to me a few years back at West Dennis beach also. It wrapped around my knee and I felt the sting immediately and produced redness and swelling both times which lasted for several hours.


https://yesterdaysisland.com/dangerous-beauties-jellyfish/
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rswabsin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some years back I was sailing at the Canadian Hole in Hatteras on a light wind day. The wind dropped further and I was in chest deep water and couldn't waterstart. I slowly waded through the water walking towards shore and waiting for a gust to waterstart. As I walked, It felt like wet tissue paper was sliding past my body - almost soothing.... and then the stinging pain set in. Hundreds if not thousands of small jellyfish were in the water. The constant stinging was almost unbearable, luckily I waterstarted and got out of there.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

August is jellyfish time, they are always around this time of the year. Nina managed to get stung on two successive days at Kalmus last week, despite wearing long pants and long sleeved lycra. Might have something to do with here tendency to throw herself into the water. But otherwise, the number at jellys at Kalmus seems lower than most years, and there have been very few reports of stings. Nevertheless, I'm glad is has cooled down enough for long 2 mm wetsuits to be comfy again.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there there's the story of the kiter who fell into a 2 mile jellyfish swarm and could not relaunch because of a broken kite:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5481284/Kite-surfer-stranded-in-poisonous-jellyfish-shoal.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take back what I said about the number of jellyfish at Kalmus. We went foiling yesterday, and there were lots of jellyfish in the water - enough that I really did not want to fall, despite wearing neoprene and booties. It's easier to see them when you're going slow and the water is flat, I guess.
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