LiP Sunglasses was born out of a passion for riding waves – it’s so central to our ethos that it’s our namesake. Hitting the LiP and carving beautiful tracks down the line is as fundamental as life itself.
As with many other watersports, there are challenges to overcome to get the most out of the surf. We’re often busting the surf gear out of the van just as the sun emerges on the horizon. First light is the best time to catch the cleanest waves, often with light offshore winds and no crowds. But at this time of day, the glare from the sun can be blinding and can ruin an otherwise epic session. The only solution we know to handle this glare is to wear polarized surf sunglasses.
However, using surfing sunglasses is not without its own unique set of challenges. Getting out back and taking your place in the line-up requires a series of duckdives or turtle rolls. The power of the waves would send regular sunglasses to the ocean floor in a flash during these manoeuvres.
Surfing Glasses Designed for Surfers
And then there is the ever-present UV radiation, a barrage of sea-spray, lens fogging and water spotting on the lenses that needs to be taken into account.
And then there are the hazards. Without clear vision there is a risk of collision and you could do yourself, or someone else, an injury. Without protection against UV rays, reflected glare and sea-spray you’re setting yourself up for some eyeburn and possibly lasting eye damage in the form of pterygium (aka Surfer’s Eye) or other eye conditions.
Just as importantly, you are unlikely to perform at your best if you’re struggling to see clearly. These problems are all solved with high-quality specialised sunglasses for surfing.
Why suffer from eye fatigue if you don’t need to? Part of the fun of surfing is actually enjoying surfing. It’s hard to find enjoyment when your eyes are stinging. We know that pain. We’ve experienced red-eye for days after long sessions without surf eyewear. So, we’ve gone and done it! LiP Sunglasses has engineered surf eyewear that stands up to all these challenges: Our water sport sunglasses, Flo, Typhoon and Surge are the solutions you’ve been looking for.
Our state of the art polarized surf sunglasses cut out 100% of UVA and B radiation and 99% of blinding glare. Hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coatings on both inner and outer lens surfaces keep your vision clear despite an onslaught of spray. A failsafe leash system will keep your surfing glasses tethered to you at all times, no matter how big the wipeout or how many duckdives you do.
Our watershades are also built to last with unbreakable ‘shape-memory’ TR90 frames that incorporate a patented venting system to counteract lens fogging. The Typhoon and Surge frames also incorporate soft TPU padding. This rubber padding acts like a fender to dampen any impact force and also serves as a comfortable interface between the face and the frame – which is great for extended sessions in the water.
When you can see better, you can play harder. With our sunglasses for surfing, you’ll have specially designed eye protection to keep you surfing until the sun disappears over the horizon.
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|Model / Functions||Typhoon||Surge||Flo|