Nonetheless, the storm is set to bring some serious size to the European coast. But I’m not going to go out there for the sake of getting a photo.“Early Sunday morning we received a satellite observation of 60 feet that was located just west of where the highest seas are expected,” Surfline’s Forecast Team reports. Do you have any pre-swell rituals leading up to big swells like this? Just preparation and doing the work to know everything goes smoothly.
Because of the need for the widest possible safety margins, along with the need for relatively simple systems, many of the innovations used in prusik racing have little relevance to caving.A cam walker is an adjustable orthopedic apparatus that looks like a boot.(The only such trademarked device, called a CAM Walker, is made by Alimed Inc.) “Cam” is an acronym meaning “controlled ankle motion.” As the name indicates, its primary purpose is to prevent or limit ankle and foot movement after a serious sprain, surgery or removal of a cast.Prusiking, the ascending of a single static rope, has reached a very high standard of sophistication particularly in America.There, prusiking is often treated, quite justifiably I think, as a sport in its own right, independent of caving.This allows the user to insert the foot and leg with ease.After the foot and leg are in place, the boot is wrapped around the front of the leg and over the top of the foot, and then securely closed with Velcro straps.The sting is a result of a nero-toxin membrane that coats the barb on the sting rays tail.It's not necessarily the wound that hurts, but more the poison that enters into your blood stream. Always shuffle your feet when walking out to the surf, sting rays are shy and skitish creatures and will generally flutter away at the first sign of danger.The sting is a self-defense mechanism when they get stepped on or threatened. In the case that you do get stung come to the beach as quick as possible, don't panic because it will only increase your circulation, thus aiding in the movement of the toxin through your body.The Sting Ray Shuffle is your first line of defense. If you do feel something soft and squishy under your foot step off of it as quick as possible. Also you want to try and limit anything that may bring on symptoms of shock. Go home, or to the nearest lifeguard or fire station to treat it. I've had a woman compare it to child birth and seen full-on tattooed gang bangers cry like little sissys, conversly I've seen little girls walk away with relatively little discomfort. Pretty much the only real thing you can do for the pain is soak the sting in hot water, as hot as you can stand, but don't go burnin' yourself. If it looks like the sting ray barb is still in your foot see a doctor for treatment.