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TangTonic

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This is 4 days later and it’s still itchy.
Way worse than man o war.
If it makes you feel better, my family and I had ciguatera (aka fish poison) recently and we had about three weeks of varying degrees of unpleasentness. Stomach pains, diarrhea, vomiting, aches, burning sensations on skin, itchy all over. Was not fun! I think I would pick box jelly over fish poison.
 

bluemarlin04

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Aug 13, 2015
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MTB oahu is pretty fun- Sounds like you may be near N shore?, you could Try Pupukea - there are some fun trails, pretty easy for the most part I remember. Kahuku is full on moto, not the best if you want some serenity to your rides...
Laie has a fun little area.
Lastly the Ohana trails between kailua and waimanalo - norfolk i think is the neighborhood where you park. This is the newest area that is super fun. Try the ohana trail North to south for starters and cruise the neighborhood road back. So many off shoots to explore. The forest, mountains, trails are always over head.
have fun
Thx. Will check out.

Rode norfolk frequently 10 years ago. So def want to check that out.

Is there an app or place to look?

Thx for the help
 

bluemarlin04

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If it makes you feel better, my family and I had ciguatera (aka fish poison) recently and we had about three weeks of varying degrees of unpleasentness. Stomach pains, diarrhea, vomiting, aches, burning sensations on skin, itchy all over. Was not fun! I think I would pick box jelly over fish poison.
Ai.

How you caught that?

Papio?
 

racer1

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Apr 16, 2014
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Dang!! I thought the box jelly was considered deadly. Did you have to go to the hospital or did lifeguards have some sort of antibiotic?
I’m not gonna lie, I thought about going to the ER. It was very painful. No lifeguards so couldn’t ask. Went home and peed on it, put vinegar and then took at hot shower. Nothing helped. It only stopped itching today, 6 days after sting.
 

bluemarlin04

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I’m not gonna lie, I thought about going to the ER. It was very painful. No lifeguards so couldn’t ask. Went home and peed on it, put vinegar and then took at hot shower. Nothing helped. It only stopped itching today, 6 days after sting.
Where were you when you got tagged?

sounds brutal. When I lived briefly in so cal I was so worried about stingrays
 

SurfFuerteventura

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hulling, mostly...
I’m not gonna lie, I thought about going to the ER. It was very painful. No lifeguards so couldn’t ask. Went home and peed on it, put vinegar and then took at hot shower. Nothing helped. It only stopped itching today, 6 days after sting.
The pee thing only works if you have a one legged midget trannie, drunk on absinthe, doing the mictoration for one.

:monkey::poke::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::shameonyou:
 

oneula

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Like the Gemini Man I'm severely allergic to bee stings and almost died from a really bad south wind storm surf blue bubble that wrapped around my entire lower body. If I got hit by box jelly I'd probably make'. They are worse than sharks because you can't see them.

My uncle used to dawn patrol swim ala moana park with all the other old farts got hit in the neck and almost died. when its their time I always use knee length compression shorts under my baggies and a long sleeved rashie.

Once many years ago, saw a tough lineup moke at courts have one go up his shorts and nail his ball sack. Didn't seem so mokey after that as he was scream complaining about his balls on fire as he went in. The whole lineup was cracking up.

But if someone yells out they see one I go immediately in. no sense rolling the dice.

They can be in mass numbers, like the man in the grey suit, the ultimate lineup enforcer.
 

hammies

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Once many years ago, saw a tough lineup moke at courts have one go up his shorts and nail his ball sack. Didn't seem so mokey after that as he was scream complaining about his balls on fire as he went in. The whole lineup was cracking up.
Hilarious, in a scary sort of way.
 

Waiehu

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Like the Gemini Man I'm severely allergic to bee stings and almost died from a really bad south wind storm surf blue bubble that wrapped around my entire lower body. If I got hit by box jelly I'd probably make'. They are worse than sharks because you can't see them.

My uncle used to dawn patrol swim ala moana park with all the other old farts got hit in the neck and almost died. when its their time I always use knee length compression shorts under my baggies and a long sleeved rashie.

Once many years ago, saw a tough lineup moke at courts have one go up his shorts and nail his ball sack. Didn't seem so mokey after that as he was scream complaining about his balls on fire as he went in. The whole lineup was cracking up.

But if someone yells out they see one I go immediately in. no sense rolling the dice.

They can be in mass numbers, like the man in the grey suit, the ultimate lineup enforcer.
Years ago, I found out the hard way that a close friend of mine is very allergic to box jelly fish. We were surfing Bowls and he got hit. He started looking pretty bad. This was back in the day when the Kaiser Hospital was located on Ala Moana Boulevard, and we got him out of the water and took him to Kaiser. The admitting desk in Emergency had one look at him and had him wheeled into the back immediately. Some time later, a Doctor came out and asked if we were the ones who brought him in. When were answered him in the affirmative, the thanked us for bringing him in quickly and explained that he was so allergic that if we had delayed seeking treatment for him much longer, he may not have survived. Since that day, I have been very wary about being in the water with them.
 

oneula

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vanrysss

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Guess one of the homeowners on the "beach" at monster mush had the bright idea of pouring concrete and rebar in the middle of the night trying to shore up his house. Pretty scorched if you ask me, no way this is going to save them and a bunch of people are pissed.

I really wonder what the state is going to do about this. Offer to buy out the property owners, and tell them if they don't take it they'll get a fat bill for cleanup when their house eventually falls into the ocean? Fully expect this winter to be an absolute sh!t show over there.


edit: Anyone know if the little papio are edible? I inevitably catch a couple when I go for bonefish on the northshore cuz those little rats like to follow them and steal food. Worried about getting ciguatera if I eat one.