I Got Stung By a Stingray

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    I go surfing with a buddy on Sundays at Bolsa

    Chica Beach, CA. The first time I was stung was on 11/24/13: It was my first time going barefoot (and my last), and I was eager, as the surfing boots I had were too much extra weight. Entering the water (too eager to use the 'Stingray Shuffle'?), I stepped on what felt like a...
    formadison formadison
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    Worst Last Day At The Beach.

    We were vacationing in the Outer Banks and (one week ago today) it was my last full day on the beach. I wanted to go boogie boarding one last time; I started walking out in to the water and I stepped on something slimy and round and felt an instant stabbing pain in the heel of...
    dshreve83 dshreve83
    Aug 25, 2011

    I'll Wear Shoe's Next Time...

    Just this morning I was on the beach watching my dad and brother playing past the breakers. I'm pretty skiddish when it comes to getting in the water because I can't see and i hate stepping on seaweed and other little fish that come close enough to the shore. After a minute of...
    llovebird llovebird
    Jul 11, 2010

    Not Just Once But Twice

    I was stung about 10 years ago in Tampa Bay. Hundreds of dogs and people where swimming along with me and all of a sudden I felt awful pain. It was so bad my friend ran to the Ranger station to get ice. They told him that I was stung by a stingray and to get home to warm water...
    jennavb jennavb
    Nov 5, 2012

    Pain Like I've Never Imagined

    Last Sunday we were walking the dogs down on the sand flats in sandgate. I know - the perfect place for them, but we haven't seen any in years and i guess we had become a little Blasé about stingrays. I was  crossing a 1.5 meter wide knee-deep channel between...
    Lucy13 Lucy13
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Nothing Like It

    Not much to say. Just three hours of the most agonizing, relentless pain I have ever felt in my life. It got me straight through my dominant hand and being in the midwest, the emergency room physicians did not have a clue what to do. In case anyone by now is wondering how this...
    kha185 kha185
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    Haven't Been Back In The Ocean Since...

      I was in Port Aransas, exploring the beach. I’d just moved to Texas, and I’d never lived by an ocean before. I was used to New Jersey beaches (when we would visit family – I’m from the mid-west) which don’t have stingrays, and I didn’t know you were supposed to...
    ephemeraldaemon ephemeraldaemon
    18-21, T
    1 Response Aug 6, 2011

    Stung By a Stingray

    About 8 years ago I took my 2 sons, 15 and 10 to the coast fishing.  We were staying a condo in Port A that was on a canal just off the ship channel.  It had a fishing pier and the fishing was usually pretty good.  Well, my youngest caught a small stingray and...
    dorado dorado
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    When I was 14 during my vacation in Melaque at

    my families house I got stung by a Stingray(locals called it a manta ray but they don't sting). I was swimming around about 15-20 min from our house with my family sitting under one of the umbrellas on the beach. I felt a sharp pain in my foot and ran back up to the beach. There...
    Groenland Groenland
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    I Even Got A Tattoo

    I was ten and it happened at Englewood Beach in Englewood, Florida. I still have the little heart shaped scar on my foot. I decided to get a tattoo of a stingray on top of my foot, positioned so the barb of the tattoo extends right to the scar.
    ziska86 ziska86
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2011
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