Hot weather equals beach weather, but also stingrays

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 14:43:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The hot weather has many San Diegans hitting local beaches to keep cool, but as the temperatures rise, the water gets warmer, which means more stingray sightings.

San Diego lifeguards are giving beachgoers a heads-up to keep an eye out for stingrays, which can be harmless when not disturbed.

Experts say stingrays usually hide under the water's surface and mind their own business. However, if they're bothered or stepped on, they can strike.


According to experts, swimmers should perform the "stingray shuffle" when in the water. The vibrations from the quick feet movements will give stingrays a chance to get away.

If you happen to get stung by a stingray’s sharp barb, you are urged to seek help immediately.

Click here for more tips on treating stingray stings