I’m trying to get some perspective on the stingrays on St. Pete Beach. I’ve read some articles (a few years old) about doing the “stingray shuffle” because of the large number of stingrays that could be in the waters just off shore. I understand the concept, but is it always necessary with each movement to be doing that? How would you swim, body surf, or do anything else in the water besides just stand there or shuffle. Is wearing water shoes enough protection to allow you to not worry about it?
Thanks for any clarification and first had knowledge that you might have for me.