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Old     (dmonte3283)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-22-2008, 3:47 PM Reply   
Looking to get opinions on whether or not people are using sunscreen, and if so, what brand? I have fair skin and burn once in the early season, but after that I'm "good". Dermatologist is less than pleased with my sun damage on my back.
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       12-22-2008, 3:55 PM Reply   
No-Ad Sunscreen. Cheaper then most and gets good reviews for both UVA and UVB rays. I also wear a wide brimmed hat!
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-22-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
i dont wear anything. if your putting sunscreen on and are riding in our boat, do it on the dock. none of that slippery oil crap is getting on our seats. haha
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-22-2008, 4:01 PM Reply   
We also use No-Ad. 15 SPF for us, the kids get 30 SPF. I re-apply many times during the day.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-22-2008, 4:03 PM Reply   
I used to not wear anything and then at 23 had some awesome things burned off my back. My folks have had skin cancer issues and it's simply not worth it!! Wear the screen and a big ass lifeguard hat! Coppertone Sport at least 50 SPF, stuff stays on good in water and through sweat.
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       12-22-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
burn-out, or head hunters, made for surfers and it works.
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-22-2008, 4:43 PM Reply   
No-Ad 35 applied several times a day. Kids use Coppertone 50 spray on.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-22-2008, 4:47 PM Reply   
Rash Guard.. :-) Has UV protection built into it. :-)
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-22-2008, 5:13 PM Reply   
SPF 8.... I have dark skin in the family genes.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-22-2008, 5:23 PM Reply   
I use No-Ad SPF 50 and don't worry all season!
Old     (hayes)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-22-2008, 5:28 PM Reply   
Copperrtone 45! No sun for me. Also wear a rash guard every now and then. Had too many moles removed and am only in my 20's.
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-22-2008, 5:53 PM Reply   
nutragena oilfree 30 for me and bullfrog 30 as well... gotta have the oil free that how you stay sunburnless and keep the vinyl nice too
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-22-2008, 8:30 PM Reply   
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       12-23-2008, 7:39 PM Reply   
NO-AD here too!
and cancer association approved

Warning about all OLD sunscreen: (lot's of folks don't know this fact)
sunscreen DOES HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE!! check the expiration date on sunscreen, MOST do not work as well after one year so throw out all of last... or uhhh... this years sunblock!!!
Old     (dtb)      Join Date: May 2002       12-24-2008, 6:39 AM Reply   
Coppertone Sport. The lotion, not the spray. It is the only one that doesn't feel greasy and it stays on well through sweat and water.
Old     (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-24-2008, 7:01 AM Reply   
Blue Lizard 30+ SPF contains 6% ZincUpload
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       12-24-2008, 7:20 AM Reply   
Are you guys kidding? You are out in the sun all the time and dont wear sunscreen? Wow that's really dumb. I bet you only wear comp life vests too? I drink while I'm boating and I think that's less foolish. A little sunscreen oil isn't going to damage your vinyl.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       12-24-2008, 7:34 AM Reply   
Try to use something without methyl parabens. Some of the Neutrogena products are good products. Methyl parabens are a carcinogen.
Old     (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-24-2008, 8:26 AM Reply   
Blue Lizard. I have very fair skin and it's the best sunscreen that I've used.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-24-2008, 8:47 AM Reply   
"My folks have had skin cancer issues and it's simply not worth it!!"

Big Hev, unfortunately, I'm in the same sitch.

BULLFROG before I leave the house. Then reapply
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-24-2008, 9:03 AM Reply   
Coppertone makes some good waterproof sunscreens that don't run too bad and protect well. I use headhunters for surfing but it makes your face white. I don't use it for weakeboarding since my face is usually only in the sun for short periods of time and the Coppertone is more than enough.

I've tried Nuetrogena but it runs when you sweat and it burns your eyes really bad.

I've pretty much tried them all and I have really fair skin so take it for what it's worth.
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-24-2008, 9:35 AM Reply   
I use Ombrelle. It's not photoreactive and doesn't irritate anyones skin.
Finding one with Titanium Dioxide is a good choice. If you use 45 or higher creams or lotions on your face you usually won't get stinging in the eyes
Old     (priszkid)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-24-2008, 12:11 PM Reply   
whatever my wife throws in the boat...usually coppertone...i think.
Old     (ceres1312)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-24-2008, 3:18 PM Reply   
I will third and forth the Blue Lizard vote! Look at all the laws Australlia has passed in recent years. Yes, laws preventing kids from going out in the sun without hats and sunscreen. There has been proof that the ozone is breaking down in that area. Sorry off on a tangent. My wife has been diagnosed three times with skin cancer because of sun damage done when she was growing up. Blue Lizard from all of her research shows this to be one of the best, but not to discredit other companies. The other companies work but Blue Lizard has the best ingredience in their sun screen.Sorry about spelling
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-24-2008, 4:30 PM Reply   
i use bullfrog but ill have to check out Blue Lizard. I am not a fan of coppertone at all, way too greasy. beyond coastal makes amazing sunscreen. it feels like normal lotion, protects every well, and doesnt run. it is very expensive though. also its all natural.

i dont always use sunscreen but if ill be out all day ill put some on. i always have some in my board bag. i used sunscreen more this year then last and my tan was definitely not to its usual golden bronze. haha
Old     (headhunter)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-24-2008, 5:04 PM Reply   
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       12-24-2008, 8:30 PM Reply   
maui babe is the sunscreen of choice. its the best sunscreen ever! and if i have the choose a close second it would be hawaiian tropic, it smells good.


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