Why reducing plastic use can save your skin from jellyfish itch
Most days when paddling in the ocean, the water refreshes you completely. As glassy waves crash over your board and your body, any worries or irritants seem to fade away, falling with the tides.
And then there are the other days. The days when you are paddling and your skin feels immediate irritation. A mildly irritating, mildly stinging sensation that seeps into your suit and sits on your forehead and cheeks, flaring up between sets. You surf throughout the session because, of course you dobut leave the lineup excited to rinse the salty sea disabled. It may be the result of sunscreen you forgot to reapply last weekend, but more likely than not, that itch is due to exposure to microscopic jellyfish larvae blooms. . A common and relatively harmless, but uncomfortable occurrence.