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  1. #11
    I always use sunscreen unless wearing a full suit. Stupid not to, I've known people die from skin cancer in their 30s, and it was not pleasant to watch. I figure a few minutes a day is worth it. That being said finding a good one at a reasonable price is hard. Banana boat used to make a "surf" one that was quite good but thick as hell. Some burn the eyes with sweat and water so it's hard to find a good one with the right balance of protection and comfort. The spray ones are crap.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I always use sunscreen unless wearing a full suit. Stupid not to, I've known people die from skin cancer in their 30s, and it was not pleasant to watch. I figure a few minutes a day is worth it. That being said finding a good one at a reasonable price is hard. Banana boat used to make a "surf" one that was quite good but thick as hell. Some burn the eyes with sweat and water so it's hard to find a good one with the right balance of protection and comfort. The spray ones are crap.
    Yeah man, I've had 4 "non-symmetrical" melanoma growths removed that were caused by being out in the sun (surfing,fishing, etc) The first 30 years of my life I never wore sunscreen. The last 20 I've been trying but who the hell wants to get out of the water when there are good waves to re-apply? The irony is that I make sure my kids are covered in the stuff and I make them paddle in to re-apply. I need to get them out of the water anyway because they think it's funny now to snake the old man. Don't worry if you are ever surfing in Sea Isle or OCNJ and see a crazy looking old guy with a big beard strangling a tall lanky kid with a blond mop top like Homer strangles Bart, it's just me and my oldest.

  3. #13
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    I use Waterman's sunscreen. It's pretty expensive (about $20-25 for 8 oz depending on where you get it) but lasts a long time in the water and dries clean, no oily residue. I wear it fishing and it stays even if I'm sweating like a pig.

  4. #14
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    btw, I did the survey. I let you know I can't believe I had to write in "fishing." Come on man, tighten up!

  5. #15
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    Believe it or not, this stuff is good... stays on, does NOT drip into your eyes and sting, and is cheap, especially if you clip the coupon and send it in...

    http://frugalfinders.com/banana-boat...n-559-shipped/

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    Hey Doug Rosen your sales manager called, he wants better sales out of you or your territory will shrink...get lost dude.

  8. #18
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    It's really hard to put on your back by yourself. I've gotten the spray kinds but they dont seem to last long, and i always miss spots with them.

  9. #19
    Bullfrog makes a spray on that works really good. Doesn't drip and protects very well. It costs about 9 bucks, and only lasts me about a week in the summer. I try to always use sunscreen, and apply at least 10-20 minutes before heading out, but I don't apply to my belly because sunscreen makes the wax slick.

  10. #20
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    I use Banana Boat spray. Its easy enough to get on your back by yourself, is no rub, and seems to work. It doesn't work to well on the face though. The first duck dive and its in your eyes.