Water Quality

It is unfortunate that we even have to worry about water quality. However, given the chemicals and pollutants we have managed to create it is now a regular concern because sooner or later these contaminents find their way to the oceans and lakes of the world. You would be wise to find out which local agencies keep up to date information regarding the water quality of the areas in which you paddle.

Here are a few agencies in the Santa Barbara/California area that I check before I do rolling practice, surfing and recovery classes. I am especially concerned after rains. Please check our environment page for related information. In addition, we encourage you to do your part in keeping our waterways clean and helping in cleaning up those that need it. Keep abreast of the issues and be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Heal the Bay

Surf Rider Foundation

Water Quality NDRC

When Nature Calls

Answering Nature's Call

Naegleria Fowleri (Fatal amoeba that enters through the nose and is found in warm water)





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