Swimmers love it when mercury starts to rise, days get longer and nights shorter. Summer and spring are the most favorite time of the year after frost biting long winters. Swimmers and surfers welcome summers with open arms.
But it is important to have the right gear that will shield you when outdoors, exposed to rough weather and damaging sun rays. Here’s a guide to help you equip yourself to hit the pool or surf the waves on a hot summer day!
Rash Guard is a sporty shirt or a vest that is used mainly for water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, swimming or free diving. It is designed to provide protection against harsh ultraviolet rays, abrasions from sand, salty waters and waves to the wearer. It’s breathable and quick drying material makes it anti-rash forming. Rash Guard differs in styles and fabric but are usually made of polyester, nylon, spandex or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). It can be worn just by itself or under a wetsuit for extra warmth in cold waves. Pair it up with other sun protective clothing like swim tights and swim leggings to enjoy a long, enthusiastic day at sandy beach. Rash guards also known as ‘rashie’ is making waves not only in surfing but also as modern swimwear and other sports like American football, windsurfing and water polo.
Dive Skins, Stinger Suits or Full Body Swimsuits came into being in 1900s, in Queensland Australia. These are lightweight made of spandex or lycra and are mainly worn for protection against Jellyfish stings, harmful UV radiation and abrasion caused from coral or any water critter.. Dive Skins work as second layer of skin and can be comfortably worn under Wetsuits in case of aversion to neoprene (material used to make wetsuits). Stinger Suits are ideal for warm waters when the water temperatures range from 25 °C (77 °F). Full Body Swimsuits / Dive Skins are perfect for adventurous water sports like swimming, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling or sailing.
Do you plan to surf cold waves this summer? You need the perfect wetsuit to keep you in there and ride the waves. Wetsuits are made of neoprene a material formed by polymerisation of chloroprene. The unique properties of the material make it ideal for exciting water activities like windsurfing, diving and canoeing. It’s power to provide thermal protection and resist water keeps the wearer warm and safe. Perfect fit is critical to a wetsuit, it’s neoprene that makes wetsuit stretchable and elastic, to flatter and fit all body shapes and sizes. Wetsuits provide UV protection are lightweight and floatable.
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