Surf shades anyone? Anyone?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Swifty, May 28, 2014.

  1. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Sh!t dude I woulda told ya vision is horrible without them. Totally worth it even if you just get 100 dailys or something to surf with.
  2. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dude I was in LB a couple weeks ago and the water definitely has a different smell than I'm used to, almost a hint of pond smell to it...but yeah, after infections I'd do the same, and now that it's warmer, one days till late fall.

  3. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    yeah I've noticed it too. Just a faint detection but I noticed. also with the dredging now... there must be thousands of dead skates on the beach.... last night the white wash had no white in it.... just varying shades of grey.
  4. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I've used Sea Specs in VB on those DP days when that intense spring / summer sun cranks up right out of the east into that 15th Street east-facing.
    Turned blinding & painful into "I can see!" & good. Everyone else were holding hands up in front of their faces as shields from Sol.

    Once the sun is up in the sky, remove & let them hang off the back of your neck.
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  5. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Get a SUP and wear a trucker hat... All the cool dudes do it
  6. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    Too bad most lenses don't have a rating or something to tell you how dark they are. Some pairs can get pricey and saving a few bux online is nice but I don't want to be stuck with some half azz light grey lenses.

    When I say I'm watching a chest high set come in I want her to think:

    This>>> /\___/\____/(____/(____/(____/(

    not these (o)(o) walking out of the shorebreak. :rolleyes:
  7. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    sure. j.a. -an ac local- has lost his 1734 times.
  8. bungalowparkbob

    bungalowparkbob Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    Pterygium sucks, but I can't stand wearing shades in the water. Flares like crazy after long sessions.


    A good hat is preferable.
  9. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    seeing is believing....

    been wearing reg rx photgreys (i get new glasses each year so i use the old ones) since i started surfing b/c otherwise i can't gauge a wave distance or height for sh!t. usually after a while, esp in high surf, the frames get bent enough to lose a lens ( i have 3 pairs of one eyed bent glasses in my collection of surf debris) or the hinkey rube goldberg system i rigged to keep them on me fails... i just plunked down some serious coin ($250+) for the silverfish rx. expect the frames will hold up better than the wire rims i usually sport. come with a lanyard for yer neck because they WILL fall off yer face, but not far. if yer not rx, they float (at half the price). consider if you have a strong rx or astigmatism the wraparounds will distort like a m:cool:ther f:cool:cker and you get to add vertigo to your smorgasbord of surfing pleasure.
  10. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    No problem bro.
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Good thread, think I'm gonna go get an eye exam and get contacts, been going without all my life, can only imagine how much better I will be able to judge the waves
  12. Radderbsurfin

    Radderbsurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2013
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    wtf is surf shades?what ever happened to normal sunglasses?
  14. Pursuitofhappiness

    Pursuitofhappiness Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I have a pair of Rx Silverfish I've used for a couple of years. They do the job well and it was worth the investment to protect the eyes and see the waves. Haven't had too much trouble with them fogging. I typically treat them with Rainex which helps bead the water off quickly and prevent the fogging. The do come off on a wipeout but are tethered well.
  15. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Same, I get a monthly shipment of them and mine can be used for 2 weeks at a time (seldom).
  16. 3rdperson

    3rdperson Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2014

    I wear 30 day lenses and I've never had a problem. I never really thought about it until this thread. Normal routine, every day, whether I surf or not. Put them on in the morning...... take them out at night.
  17. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Same...when I first got contacts(20ish years ago), the dr. knew I'd be wearing them in the water and didn't say anything, I brought it up w/ another dr. at a more recent exam and he told me about the infections and stuff...the one downside is not being able to open my eyes underwater, but I guess seeing waves/being able to see while riding trumps that.
  18. epictetus

    epictetus Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    Yeah I use the Silverfish (and reviewed them in some other thread that I am too lazy to look up), but I use them with Crizal high-index plastic lenses with the essilor Opti-Fog coating (and anti-scratch coating). The opti-fog coating uses special drops, I rub a drop into each lens before each session and it lasts at least through the first 5-10 duck dives... supposedly there's a new version of the OptiFog lense coating that is only availably on polycarbonate lenses that doesn't require the drops
  19. surfkyesurf

    surfkyesurf New Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    And can I see some ID?
  20. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    This is your first post....??