Stab Magazine | Woman Arrested For Surfing While Infected With The Rona!
293 Views

Woman Arrested For Surfing While Infected With The Rona!

By a man in an actual hazmat suit. Bravo. 

news // Sep 9, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Do you remember when surfers were seen as outlaws and miscreants? When we did not bend, but rather snapped society’s rules over our well-tanned knees? When our concept of “counter-culture” had nothing to do with marble or granite?

Well that sentiment is still alive and well, in Spain of all places. This from a most reputable news source, the UK’s Daily Mail:

A woman was arrested on a Spanish beach after going surfing while she was suffering from coronavirus.

Police handcuffed her on La Zurriola beach in the northern city of San Sebastian.

Screen Shot 2020 09 08 at 11.29.11 AM

Local reports said the unnamed woman had worked as a lifeguard at San Sebastian’s famous La Concha beach this summer and colleagues were the ones who phoned police after spotting her in the water.

Photos published by a local paper showed two people in hazmat suits escorting her on the sand in a neoprene top and bikini bottom with a face mask on.

She is expected to face a heavy fine for breaching strict quarantine rules which could be up to £5,500. 

However, if it is discovered she has passed coronavirus on to another person through her actions, the fine would be more than £100,000.

Screen Shot 2020 09 08 at 11.02.55 AM

This looks like a stunt from Remi Gaillard. Alas, it is real. 

First of all, how do we feel about the fellow lifeguards who ratted homegirl out? On one hand, snitches get stitches. On the other hand, the surf looks terribly fun and I can understand them wanting to clear the lineup by any means necessary. One less body in the water is three more botched cutbacks for them.

Second, did the cops have any proof that this woman was infected, or did they just take her “friends'” word for it? I sense a sizable lawsuit coming San Sebastian’s way if the woman ends up being healthy. How much emotional damage was inflicted by removing her from these playful chest-high wedges? One, two million (Euro)? 

Lastly, if she did infect another human on her rabid surfing spree, that would be some fucking impressive surfing. Imagine the spray she’d need to generate to transmit this novel virus to another person in the surf. That $100,000 fee will be easily covered by her first year on Tour. 

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

Unlocked: Leonardo Fioravanti’s Stab Edit Of The Year Entry 

Watch 'The Cut' now, and baffle at the quality of both the waves and the…

Oct 4, 2022

The Pro Surfer Who Filmed A War Documentary In Ukraine

Damien Castera's got a story to tell.

Oct 4, 2022

Honest Review(s): O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire

Pushing the Limits of Wetsuit Tech for Men & Women

Oct 3, 2022

How Much Would You Pay For A Session Like This?

A cost-per-vision breakdown of Kian Martin and Tai Buddha's latest strike mission.

Oct 2, 2022

Ongoing Dialogue: Jack Freestone And Album’s Matt Parker On How They Get Sparks To Fly

"Nowadays, a standard thruster feels pretty alt to me." -Jack

Oct 2, 2022

Davo’s Death Strikes At Surfing’s Core

The underground icon battled demons til the end. His untimely demise is yet another cautionary…

Oct 1, 2022

Macaroni in the Pot

Jaleesa Vincent and 200 Lefts in the Mentawais

Oct 1, 2022

Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)

Watch the first New York episode of Stab & Red Bull's No Contest Off Tour.

Sep 30, 2022

Leandro Dora: Pro Surfer, Businessman, Punk Rock Festival Organizer, Spiritual Mentor, And World Title Winning Surf Coach 

Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.

Sep 29, 2022

12:31

You’re Gonna Click On A New Oscar Langburne Video

Style that can't be denied.

Sep 29, 2022

Long Read: An Angel At My Table

From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…

Sep 28, 2022

5:07

Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance

A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.

Sep 28, 2022

Taylor Steele Won’t Let Surf Filmmaking Die Without a Fight

Movies shown, filmmaking advice, punk rock at the 2022 Solento Surf Festival.

Sep 28, 2022

Wait, Are We Going To See Moana Jones In The Olympics At Teahupo’o?

Team USA (women) and Japan (men) should be able to choose anyone they want to…

Sep 27, 2022

Donald Brink and Matt Biolos Win Mick Fanning’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test

And we had a party in Oceanside to celebrate.

Sep 26, 2022

Kanoa Igarashi and Kirra Pinkerton Answer Call Of Duty, Win Medals Of Honor In 2022 ISA World Games

Teams Japan, USA, and France move into Victor’s Village.

Sep 26, 2022

The Best Euro Surf Trips That Mightn’t Be On Your Radar

Want to know which less-trodden nation offers the most potential?

Sep 26, 2022

Former CT Surfer Chris Davidson Passes Away At Age 45

A radical life tragically ends outside a bar in New South Wales.

Sep 25, 2022
Advertisement