Sunglasses for Stand Up Paddle Surfing
The Best Sunglasses for Stand up Paddle Surfing
Each water sport has its own demands on surf sunglasses and SUP is no different. Stand up paddle sunglasses must have a hydrophobic coating to encourage water to repel off the lens. Of course SUP sunglasses must have 100% UVA and UVB protection. All of our surf sunglasses come with a head strap to keep the glasses on your head even when you are off your board. The Tierra del Fuego and Mormaii Floaters also float.
Why Wear Sunglasses for SUP?
Stand up paddle surfers suffer abnormally high rates of cataracts and pterygium. Short term eye sunburn can be a problem as well. No surprise when you consider how much time they spend in the sun, not to mention the fact that they are always fighting solar reflection off the surface of the water. A wide brim hat can help somewhat but surf sunglasses are the only effective way to protect your eyes while you paddle surf.
Prescription SUP Surfing Sunglasses
The Tierra del Fuego are our best selling surf sunglasses and the most comfortable too! Best for long sessions. The Maruicio stay on well and have interchangeable yellow lenses. Stand up paddle sunglasses will get wet so anti-fog ventilation is critical. When water temperatures are below 66 degrees ventilation becomes paramount and the Spex surf goggle or the Mormaii Floaters are recommended. If water temperatures are in the high 60's the Tierra del Fuego and Mauricio work as well. Surf Shades and the Fuerteventura fare better 70 degree + water temperatures. The Mormaii Floaters are the best sunglasses for wave catching stand up paddle surfers who are frequently in and out of the water.