The Dangers of Surfing After a Rain

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


To surf, or not to surf. That’s the question many of us frequently face, when a deluge falls from above, surface streets are lined with tributaries, and bacterial runoff rushes towards the ocean.

The Surfrider Foundation just completed a three-year study exploring the dangers of surfing during or after a rain…

Read Full Article, Surfline (02-07-2017)

Urban Stormwater Runoff: A Significant Source of Beachwater Pollution; NRDC (12-22-2010)

Coal-Tar-Sealant Runoff Causes Toxicity and DNA Damage, USGS (04-14-2015)
Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is toxic to aquatic life, damages DNA, and impairs DNA repair…

9 Surprising Diseases You Can Catch at the Beach, Huffington Post (08-23-2010)

MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria, By Sharlene Pilkey (05-23-2010)
It used to be swimmers ear, (otis exterma,) and then it was swimmers itch (cercarial dermatitis) if you went to the beach, everybody got it at one time or another, but now there is a new bully bacteria hiding on supposedly pristine beaches world-wide…