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Created by bowsa 1 month ago, 3 Nov 2018
bowsa
QLD, 523 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, 49 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, 485 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, 1057 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, 35 posts
4 Nov 2018 11:34AM
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barzoptics.com/
aussie contender!

Hardcarve1
QLD, 393 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, 921 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, 50 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, 67 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, 207 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, 819 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, 225 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, 878 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
12 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, 523 posts
7 Nov 2018 2:31PM
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thanks

sailquik
VIC, 4170 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.



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