SURFING AFTER THE RAIN

Surfing after the rain: What are the dangers? 

It’s hard to resist going to conquer the waves when they look like bright pictures from water sports magazines. Moreover, usually after the rain, many athletes disperse and there is no queue. So it seems like surfing after the rain is a great opportunity. However, if the rain just ended, it is better to wait for some time on the shore, because surfing at this time can be harmful to your health, and this has been confirmed by several experts.

The fact is that most surf locations are near major cities. During a storm, or even just rain, the water moves faster, and various debris is brought to the shore. Thus, a lot of toxic substances enter the ocean and pollute the water. In addition, some trash can come ashore that a surfer is unlikely to want to encounter, especially at high speed. Therefore, surfing after the rain can be very dangerous

surfing after rain
surfing after rain

The water gets muddier for another reason as well. Rainwater itself is clean and even useful, but because it passes through the polluted atmosphere of large cities, no good is left in it. As a result, a lot of dirty water accumulates in the ocean after it rains, and contact with it is best avoided. Athletes who neglect this advice can experience diarrhea and other stomach problems, as well as physical distress from harmful bacteria.

The standard recommendation is to stay out of the water for 72 hours after the rain (note: after the rain has stopped, not since it started). During this time, the bacteria count in the water should decrease to normal levels.The standard recommendation is to stay out of the water for 72 hours after the rain (note: after the rain has stopped, not since it started). During this time, the bacteria count in the water should decrease to normal levels.

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