Skin Protection

We all know that when you spend a lot of time in the sun, you put yourself at risk for everything from an annoyingly painful sunburn to potential life-threatening skin cancers. Since we know a lot of people in the latter category, we take sun protection pretty seriously. You might be surprised to find that, as a general rule, when it comes to protecting your skin, we prefer things you wear to things you slather on your skin. That said, the best coverage comes from a combination of the two.

On the 'things you wear' side, we've been testing a few products and are happy to carry sun shirts (also called rash guards) from a newer company called Wetsox. They make high quality rash guards that offer maximum protection and tend not to stretch out of shape, which can be a real problem when you're surfing. As for sunscreens, we have three different brands that offer unique properties without the types of chemicals used by most drugstore brands that are absorbed into the skin. Take a look at our lines from Rubber Ducky, SolRx and Stream2Sea. And feel free to call us with any questions you have about safe sun.

While we're on the subject of skin protection, we're happy to carry the new Body Guard bug spray. This awesome blend of essential oils has no dangerous chemicals like Deet, but gives great protection from the attacks of the nefarious No See Ums that make us crazy right around dawn or dusk.