Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Forum for kitesurfers
Kitemanmuc
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:10 pm
Kiting since: 2015
Style: Big Air, Kiteloops, Hydrofoil, Wave
Gear: Eleveight
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby Kitemanmuc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:06 am

Spending hours in the sun and in the water takes a toll on us. What methods do you implement to protecr yourself when you go out. What are the best sunscreens, hats etc to keep you from getting fried

Tomlutz
Rare Poster
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Kiting since: 2017
Local Beach: Switzerland
Gear: TT, Soul 21, Soul 12, Trigger 9, Nobile Zen Foil, Pansh Genesis
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby Tomlutz » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 am

Don't need sun protection in my bed :D - Sorry, but with your title I couldn't resist ...

elguapo
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 508
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Favorite Beaches: cabarete, kanaha
Gear: ..
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby elguapo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:34 pm




almost always sunblock on face..almost always some eyeprotection from sun.
i like fishing shirts( with hoods and a facemask) if no jellies in water....otherwise wetsuit(with hood)

whatever way...i cover up.

in spite of my hobbies involving considerable time in the sun on the water... i refuse to allow my face to look like a chicharron

User avatar
Kamikuza
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6233
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:49 am
Local Beach: Sabae Beach
Favorite Beaches: Ol' Stinky
Gear: This, that, the other
Has thanked: 65 times
Been thanked: 46 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm

Several thin layers of sunblock an least a half hour before sweating at all ie. in the air-conned car.

juanpasala
Medium Poster
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Kiting since: 2017
Local Beach: Calima
Favorite Beaches: Calima
Cabo de la Vela
San Andres
Style: Freeride / Foiling
Gear: Naish Pivot 8 - 10 / Soul 8 - 12 - 15
Crazyfly Raptor LTD / Cogua - Banga (inn for the joke)
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby juanpasala » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm

Best sunscreen I found is a Bannana Boat Ultra Defense 100.
Very sticky, doesnt run into your eyes and works for a couple hours.
Only downside it is very thick.

sarc
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1251
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:01 am
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby sarc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm

juanpasala wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Best sunscreen I found is a Bannana Boat Ultra Defense 100.
Very sticky, doesnt run into your eyes and works for a couple hours.
Only downside it is very thick.
I use the same and it's not really working for me. Face red after a few hours in the water (and I'm not pale skinned). Aloe Gator was by far the best if you can get your hands on it; otherwise Bullfrog. Just tarted using Surf Mud (imported from Australia) and seems very good so far. Anways a lycra onesie is highly advised, cheap and very comfortable, easy to wash. Otherwise a long sleeve lycra shirt.

By the way, I have been getting good results with a tip I got from Youtube (some surfing video, forgot which one): ladies foundation first, then baby diaper rash cream (which is 15% zinc oxide!) Works excellent and a benefit is that the foundation really stays on and is like rain-x for your eyes: water just bounces off your face, meaning I don't wipe my eyes after spray, meaning I'm not removing sunscreen from my nose and eyes area.

elguapo
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 508
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Favorite Beaches: cabarete, kanaha
Gear: ..
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby elguapo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:11 pm

sarc wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm
juanpasala wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Best sunscreen I found is a Bannana Boat Ultra Defense 100.
Very sticky, doesnt run into your eyes and works for a couple hours.
Only downside it is very thick.
I use the same and it's not really working for me. Face red after a few hours in the water (and I'm not pale skinned). Aloe Gator was by far the best if you can get your hands on it; otherwise Bullfrog. Just tarted using Surf Mud (imported from Australia) and seems very good so far. Anways a lycra onesie is highly advised, cheap and very comfortable, easy to wash. Otherwise a long sleeve lycra shirt.

By the way, I have been getting good results with a tip I got from Youtube (some surfing video, forgot which one): ladies foundation first, then baby diaper rash cream (which is 15% zinc oxide!) Works excellent and a benefit is that the foundation really stays on and is like rain-x for your eyes: water just bounces off your face, meaning I don't wipe my eyes after spray, meaning I'm not removing sunscreen from my nose and eyes area.


interesting tip!

is this the video?

User avatar
POACHER
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1280
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:48 pm
Kiting since: 2002
Gear: ¤°
Location: Great Lakes
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 50 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby POACHER » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:30 pm

Good tip!

Now I can change my daughter's diaper and sunblock my face all in one swoop!

Kitemanmuc
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:10 pm
Kiting since: 2015
Style: Big Air, Kiteloops, Hydrofoil, Wave
Gear: Eleveight
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby Kitemanmuc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 pm

Tomlutz wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 am
Don't need sun protection in my bed :D - Sorry, but with your title I couldn't resist ...
:lol: I was nearly asleep. Must have been really tired.

User avatar
edt
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5459
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Michigan
Gear: slingshot liquid force wainman pansh naish duotone cwb burton ronix rpm ozone
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 51 times

Re: Bed sun protection routine for kiters?

Postby edt » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:21 pm

Sunblock everywhere. I quit wearing hats, so now I gotta apply it to my rapidly developing bald spot too. zinc & titanium only the chemical shit (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate, etceter-erate) is just as bad for your skin as the sun. Sunglasses if the water temp is above 40F below 40 they fog up too much. I like the stuff that goes on white because you can tell with a quick glance in the mirror if you need to re-apply. I'll sometimes add some chocolate powder to the zinc if I'm shooting videos so I don't have clown face. Bullfrog is probably the best that uses all the chemicals, but the thing is the more you apply of the chemical stuff on your face the worse it is for you because then more of the chemicals get into your bloodstream. So there's always the temptation to not use enough of the oxybenzone octisalate stuff. For zinc, the more you apply the better as it lays on top of your skin like paint. I usually go for banana boat because it's cheap.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Exal, Google [Bot], jmach and 25 guests

cron