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Created by bowsa 5 months ago, 3 Nov 2018
bowsa
QLD, 536 posts
3 Nov 2018 11:53AM
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Hey all
my eyes are getting more sensitive to bright summer sunny days surfing and sailing
can anyone recommend some good surfing/sailing sunnies?

Alex_sc
WA, 53 posts
3 Nov 2018 2:22PM
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Lip sunglasses work a treat for me. Not cheap, but I think you get what you pay for.

Orange Whip
QLD, 551 posts
3 Nov 2018 8:20PM
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I've used the Seabreeze sunnies for years, gone through a few sets, done the job.

I've just had a look on the Shop tab, can't see them, do they still sell them ? Shock horror if they don't

Steve Charles
TAS, 1076 posts
4 Nov 2018 8:53AM
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Get the Lip sunnies. I posted a thread on these I while back.

Peter Hands
VIC, 51 posts
4 Nov 2018 11:34AM
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barzoptics.com/
aussie contender!

Hardcarve1
QLD, 425 posts
4 Nov 2018 12:48PM
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Steve Charles said..
Get the Lip sunnies. I posted a thread on these I while back.


Agree, these are my preference and while they are pricey I think they are worth it. Never needed to apply any water repellent in the near two years in using them and recently I couldn't find them and went back to my old Seebreeze glasses. I tore the house down till I found them as I think they are that good.

Shifu
QLD, 1067 posts
4 Nov 2018 1:08PM
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Any polarised sunglasses. Get cancer council ones. Usually 40 bucks. Add a head strap. Sometimes chemists shops have them at two for $20, Get two.

Pacey
WA, 104 posts
4 Nov 2018 2:48PM
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Definitely get polarised lenses, but be aware that polarisation quality can vary. I got some prescription polarised lens for my Ray Bans from an online supplier, and the quality of the polarisation was very disappointing.

You can test polarisation by holding the glasses up to an LCD laptop screen or monitor. When held horizontally the glasses should be quite transparent and when held vertically they should be totally opaque.

You can see in the images below that my replacement lenses were blotchy in both orientations when compared to the genuine Ray Ban polarised lenses.

I've also heard similar things about some cheap Chinese polarised sunglasses, so check before you buy.





BEACHSTART
NSW, 69 posts
4 Nov 2018 8:25PM
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I use Gill Edge sunglasses, they're great and they float if you fall off your board

Tony Wills
NSW, 229 posts
4 Nov 2018 8:29PM
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Bomber sunglasses are good. They have a foam insert that allows them to float if they come off.

Obelix
WA, 837 posts
4 Nov 2018 7:24PM
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Bunnings Safety glasses - seem to stay on well - and you won't cry much if you lose them

Swindy
WA, 259 posts
4 Nov 2018 8:49PM
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Lost a pair of prescription sunnies today. DOH !!!
I used to use cheap safety glasses but now i would find it hard to find my way back to where I launched.

olskool
QLD, 1205 posts
5 Nov 2018 5:53AM
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Swindy said..
Lost a pair of prescription sunnies today. DOH !!!
I used to use cheap safety glasses but now i would find it hard to find my way back to where I launched.

I had a big catapult faceplant. Prescription glasses stayed on, but i blew a lense right out of frame. Couldnt work out why my vision was screwed as i sailed back in. Went to wipe the glasses clean, no lense!!!

Capie
45 posts
6 Nov 2018 7:42PM
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Maui Jim make great watersports glasses.

www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/polarized-sunglasses/water-sports

Al1
17 posts
6 Nov 2018 11:55PM
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Maui Jims are supposed to be doing if not the best, at least some of the very best sunnies in the world. I have a pair of their Spartan Reef, I'd gladly get me another pair some time soon in case I lose mine. Expensive but you do get what you pay for, the frame is top notch and the polarized lenses really are the best you can get out there.

bowsa
QLD, 536 posts
7 Nov 2018 2:31PM
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thanks

sailquik
VIC, 4488 posts
8 Nov 2018 8:00PM
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Any cheap sunglasses are good as to be sold in Australia as 'sunglasses' they must pass the design standard which specifies a minimum UV protection. = same as pretty much all expensive sunnies.

I use safely sunglasses from the safety store as they wrap around and protect more from side rays. And they dot hurt when I lose them in a crash.

Prescription lenses. Nah....not me. More excitement and thrills if you cant see so much.

romainjourdan
2 posts
14 Apr 2019 1:54PM
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Lip Typhoon are really great
here is a review on windfoil zone:
www.windfoilzone.com/single-post/Lip-Typhoon-sunglasses-review

FishMints
SA, 80 posts
14 Apr 2019 4:13PM
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I've got Tonics.
www.toniceyewear.com.au/Range/All

They've got some good wrap-around styles that will still take script lenses.Mine are about 3 years old now - 'Rush' style - they have predrilled holes in the ear bars - so great for attaching a proper lanyard - not just head strap. And being full polarised, perscription lenses ($$$!!!) ...I definitely want them attached to my wetty or vest securely. (they don't float) Water beading/repelling is not as good as it was when they were new though but they have copped a beating - with no other issues, lenses are still clear - no scratches, which is pleasantly surprising considering the punishment dished out.

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
14 Apr 2019 6:50PM
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Polarised UV wraps from Bunnings for $29. All sunglasses end up fogging up, get wrecked by the salt water eventually.

Kazza
TAS, 2214 posts
15 Apr 2019 8:04AM
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I use Oakley racing jackets with hydrophobic solution on them. You can change lens on them and they have a strap around the back. I know they're a little more $ but I love my Oakleys And they last for years.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6499 posts
16 Apr 2019 12:18PM
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Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.

albymongrel
NSW, 175 posts
17 Apr 2019 7:10AM
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sboardcrazy said..
Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.


Hi Sue
the Bunnings polarised ones come with a small hole at end of the arms. I use very small cable ties to tie on leash.
been using one pair for both work and windsurfing since November and still going strong. Cost no more than $30 - highly recommended.

albymongrel
NSW, 175 posts
17 Apr 2019 7:13AM
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sboardcrazy said..
Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.


Hi Sue
the Bunnings polarised ones come with a small hole at end of the arms. I use very small cable ties to tie on leash.
been using one pair for both work and windsurfing since November and still going strong. Cost no more than $30 - highly recommended.

olskool
QLD, 1205 posts
17 Apr 2019 11:09AM
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^^ Is that the whipper snipper style? Can't wait to get a pair n look like all those grannies n granpas wearing em over their prescription glasses. WAAAY COOOOL.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6499 posts
17 Apr 2019 12:14PM
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albymongrel said..

sboardcrazy said..
Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.



Hi Sue
the Bunnings polarised ones come with a small hole at end of the arms. I use very small cable ties to tie on leash.
been using one pair for both work and windsurfing since November and still going strong. Cost no more than $30 - highly recommended.


Sounds great except I need prescription ones..

albymongrel
NSW, 175 posts
17 Apr 2019 8:08PM
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olskool said..
^^ Is that the whipper snipper style? Can't wait to get a pair n look like all those grannies n granpas wearing em over their prescription glasses. WAAAY COOOOL.



Haha no not that style but must confess I have worn something like that for eye protection! The wraps are as cool as my ray bans, just heaps cheaper and without the $350 logo. I can't afford a $400 pair of designer sunnies that makes some prick rich every time I get catapaulted or forget where I left em. All made in same factory anyway lol

so damn cool I'm hot baby!

albymongrel
NSW, 175 posts
17 Apr 2019 8:12PM
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sboardcrazy said..

albymongrel said..


sboardcrazy said..
Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.




Hi Sue
the Bunnings polarised ones come with a small hole at end of the arms. I use very small cable ties to tie on leash.
been using one pair for both work and windsurfing since November and still going strong. Cost no more than $30 - highly recommended.



Sounds great except I need prescription ones..


Just wear your normal glasses and get some ski goggles to wear over the top!

MrBlean
5 posts
Saturday , 20 Apr 2019 2:32PM
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Another option, depending on your prescription, is to get some daily disposable contact lenses. Then you can wear cheapo sunnies over the top. I have done that for many years but unfortunately the contacts only correct my distance vision and now my eyes aren't good enough to focus close up with the contact in. That makes sorting knots out etc difficult but is mainly a problem with the fine lines used in kitesurfing, I can get by windsurfing. Good wrap arounds help prevent losing lenses. I have lost one or two over the years but they work out about 50c each so not a big deal!

Steve Charles
TAS, 1076 posts
Saturday , 20 Apr 2019 7:17PM
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I have a spare pair of as new Lip Surge sunnies going at a good price. PM if anyone is interested

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6499 posts
Sunday , 21 Apr 2019 11:08AM
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albymongrel said..

sboardcrazy said..


albymongrel said..



sboardcrazy said..
Whatever you get make sure you get a small hole drilled in one of the arms. Tie a normal sunnies leash on with fishing line through the hole and one end and tie the other end to your buoyancy vest or something similar. That way if you have a stack and they come off you won't lose them.





Hi Sue
the Bunnings polarised ones come with a small hole at end of the arms. I use very small cable ties to tie on leash.
been using one pair for both work and windsurfing since November and still going strong. Cost no more than $30 - highly recommended.




Sounds great except I need prescription ones..



Just wear your normal glasses and get some ski goggles to wear over the top!


An extra layer to get fogged up..



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