Jet-Ski Protests in Herradura

Holidaymakers and residents joined together in protest yesterday morning over the noise made by jet-ski users in the bay.

LHR Protest over Jet Skis 400x250 JL22But it is not only the noise that these machines make, but also the speed that they travel over the water, which many feel is dangerous for bathers, especially for kiddies.

Headed by Amigos del Mar and holding individual-letter boards spelling out, “Por una bahía tranquila” (For a Peaceful Bay), those protesting wanted to express their annoyance towards the Town Hall because of its inactivity over this affair.

They also consider Costas to share the blame because they allow jet-ski users to do exactly what they like for want of laws that should prevent it, they consider.

“La Herradura has always been known as a quiet village for families, and these jet skis are ruining it, but the worst thing is that one of these days there’s going to be an accident,” said protester on the beach.

The protesters have made it clear that they will continue to gather and protest until the authorities do something about the problem.

Editorial comment: the ex-First Councillor of La Herradura has been busy as Mayor, visiting barrios after the Peñuelas Affair and appears to have taken his eye off the ball as far as the most important element of the municipality’s summer tourism goes… the beach. 

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de Haro)

  5 comments for “Jet-Ski Protests in Herradura

  1. Martin (not the Ed)
    August 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Kind of irresponsible comments, the properties along the water were there a long, long, long time before seadoos came. The noise is not required & not necessary & does not benefit anyone, name one reason what benefit the noise does for anyone, about 10 people going in 100m circles 12hrs a day, some with mufflers removed, whats the point, nothing comes close to the constant noise. Many, many places around the world have banned them completely and rightly so. Minimizing excess noise & pointless noise would make every ones life a happier one

  2. Patrick Barry Storey
    August 1, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Stuart. Whilst I agree the noise issues are a bane. Which like after midnight opera singing. Boom boom music etc . Should maybe not occur. Ditto fireworks after say 0030.
    The bathing area issue. Is one that should really be enforced.
    So what to do. ??

  3. Stuart McKie
    July 31, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    The issue of the jet skis is not only the fact they pose a risk to bathers and other more sedentary water users such as paddle boarders/kayakers by their indiscriminate racing of each other back and forth across the bay and doing the motorcycle equivalent of doughnuts, often within bathers safety zones, but the fact we have to put up with the noise pollution from 10am – 8pm every day of the week during the summer.

  4. Patrick Barry Storey
    July 31, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Much as I hate hearing the sounds of these infernal machines . 3km from the area of Salobrena and la Guardia. The sounds do carry. But as does the opera and boom boom music.
    As long as they stay outside of the safe swimming areas. They are only causing sound nuisance. They are the same types that roar around late at night on their noisey motorbikes. Not gifted in the common sense dept. But again no worse then the late night fireworks enjoyers.
    As to the noise upsetting the people that live at the seafront. Like summer parking. You know what you are buying into. Once you ban this fringe group of say ten water bikes.
    Do you then ban the parasenders. The micro flyers. The sea kite people. The banana boat riders. In the name of health and safety. ??

  5. Tomm
    July 31, 2022 at 10:12 am

    We all suffer from the noise of these adult toys which are the equivalent to the extra loud motorcycles I’m sure these people feel they must compensate for lacking in some area but these vehicles should be used for rescuing people who are stranded too far out. I blame most of this on the developers who never considered the noise level bouncing from the sea to all the apartments along the shore.

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