So I am once again moving from the NE coast to FL. I know how to prevent rashes while in a wetsuit.. (I carry dedicated big Chapstick for my trouble spots before putting on my wetsuit.). But I find when surfing in just board shorts I always get the inside of my legs, my armpits, inside of knees, and of course my chest rubbed raw. I know this thread has come up but I couldn't find it in recent search. Let me know your solutions!
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Thread: rash prevention
Jul 29, 2014, 02:48 AM #2
Rash guard and compression shorts. I skip the rash guard personally and deal with the pit rash, but I do wear the compression shorts under my board shorts and that does the trick
1. Surf until you're leathery.
2. Get body hair.
3. Figure out how to surf without your flesh rubbing against itself.
One of these should work.
Jul 29, 2014, 02:53 AM #4
Jul 29, 2014, 11:45 AM #6
Personally, I never had problems with me leg area, but I did used to get some stomach rash. This year I have been wearing a rash guard every session. At first, it feels weird, but now I can't even tell I have it on. No worrying about rash. I stay on the board better while paddling (sun block is so greasy). The biggest plus is never having to worry about frying my back in the sun. I am very happy that I don't need to worry about sunblock on the back, chest, or stomach. The only con is the farmers tan, but that can be easily resolved with some limited sun bathing time on the beach.
Jul 29, 2014, 12:46 PM #7
Inexpensive nylon, running shirt from Target - sleeveless or short sleeve. Snug fitting is best.
Board shorts from TJ Max. Sometimes I'll wear compression shorts underneath. Try not to wax the rails where inside of your legs are positioned when seated on the board, as wax pulls the hair.
Or shave chest and legs. Don't really recommend that. In my days, real men would never do such a thing!
Don't forget sunblock on sun exposed areas. I use the Banana Boat for kids. Has Zinc oxide. Back of my neck can really get it, so sometimes I'll tie a bandana around by neck. May look odd or "gay", but I don't care.
If end up with farmer's tan and don't like it, just do some yard work outside on a sunny day with your shirt off.
After the job's done, sit outside and have a beer.
Jul 29, 2014, 01:53 PM #8
TriSlide works pretty well (locate it on triathlon websites).
BodyGlide works really well esp for that inside leg chafe thing but it's an expensive product.
Rash guard & compression shorts as mentioned by DP-SUP.
And unequivocally what Carter rec'd if waynetheinsaaaane is hovering nearby. (classic post Carter)
Jul 29, 2014, 02:07 PM #9Senior Member
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