Surfing Sunglasses

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 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. 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 extremely uncomfortable and can ruin an otherwise epic session. The only solution to this glare is 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. Not so with our surf-ready Watershades!

Surfing Eyewear


$ 105.00

Frame Colour: Gloss Trans Grey

Lens Base Colour: Smoke

Mirror Colour: Chroma

Light Transmission: 10.2%

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$ 109.00

Frame Colour: Gloss Black

Lens Base Colour: Copper Smoke

Mirror Colour: Silver

Light Transmission: 10%

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$ 238.00

Frame Colour: Gloss White

Lens Base Colour: Smoke

Mirror Colour: Gun Blue

Light Transmission: 11.1%

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Surfing Glasses Designed for Surfers

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.

On a recreational level, it’s hard to find enjoyment when your eyes are stinging. We understand this discomfort. Without surf eyewear, you are unlikely to perform at your best if you’re struggling to see clearly. Surfing is all about timing and without a clear view of incoming sets, you may struggle with positioning yourself for the waves. 

These problems are solved with high-quality specialised sunglasses for surfing. LiP Sunglasses has engineered surf eyewear that stands up to these challenges: Our tethered water sport sunglasses, 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.



Which Surfing Sunglasses TO CHOOSE?

Whether it’s longboard sessions at sunset or overhead sets at full tide, our surf glasses will fulfil your needs.

If you surf only in small gentle waves, our Flo surf glasses are a practical and lightweight solution. The Flo is our floating model that will sit on the surface ready to be retrieved if they happen to get knocked off in a bail or wipeout. Although the Flo does not come with a leash system, a retainer can easily be added for extra security.

In most cases, the Typhoon or Surge are ideally suited to surfing, especially in  bigger conditions where riptides, whitewater and currents demand a tethered solution. Both the Typhoon and Surge incorporate a 100% guaranteed FAILSAFE leash and retainer system, so even if they do get knocked off in a wipeout, you’re not going to watch your investment sink. 

We’ve teamed up with world-class lens manufacturers to bring you surfing sunglasses that are fit for purpose. The Surge and Typhoon lenses incorporate a patented venting system to counteract any fogging that may develop. All three models have hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings (water repellent and dirt repellent) on both sides of the lenses – meaning that water beads up and falls away leaving your vision clear to read the water or spot someone about to drop in on you.

Get AN Edge With our Surf Eyewear

Surf glasses need to withstand extreme forces and the harsh ocean environment. Our watershades all meet this essential standard – which is why we can offer a market-leading 3-years warranty.

With our surfing eyewear, you can look awesome, protect your eyes, be hazard aware and be the first to notice and position yourself for an approaching set.

We’ve put together a summary of all of the essential considerations to make the wisest choice, including a lens tint guide, a guide on lens materials and their qualities and a guide on the visible light transmission rates for all of our lenses.

You may have tried other sunglasses for surfing and were unimpressed. LiP’s surfing sunglasses are however a different pedigree – offering a winning combo that’ll have you unleashing your full potential on the waves.

Head to the product page and have a look for yourself. Grab your pair of pro surfer glasses today. Not only for surfing, our watershades are also perfect as fishing sunglasseswakeboarding, or even sailing glasses.
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Avoid surfer's eye with LiP Surf Sunglasses

Many surfers choose not to wear surf sunglasses, despite the known risks to eye health. We understand the reasons. All it takes is a disappointing experience trying something that either breaks or which demands an excessive amount of management, or worse still, losing a newly invested pair to the ocean. Reticence to wear surf sunglasses can also be due to strange looks from other surfers.

Everything in our surf sunglasses has been carefully thought through. Our surfing eyewear gives your eyes the solid protection they demand and are built to withstand the powerful forces of the ocean – whether you are in the water, under the water or on top of the water. 

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Buy Your Floater Sunglasses from the
Experienced Professionals at LiP Sunglasses

Our floatable surfing sunglasses are a true testament to ingenuity, liberating surfers to immerse themselves in their passion fully in the knowledge that their eyes are being looked after 100% of the time. Sunglasses that float and which do not come equipped with a tethering system are generally suited to light swell and easy surfing conditions because they are easy to locate and pick out of the water if you take a tumble. For bigger conditions and especially if you are duck-diving and if there’s a lot of white water, you’ll need to tether up with either our Typhoon or Surge model, both of which incorporate our tried and tested leash system.

Since our inception, LiP Sunglasses has fostered a reputation as one of the leading brands forging forwards in the watersports eyewear market. The marine environment is a difficult space to occupy – there are many physical challenges. It is unfathomably deep, corrosive and dangerous.  Our design team approach every aspect of product design with a view to meeting these challenges head-on and delivering solutions which enhance our daily experiences on the water.

When you choose us for your sunglasses that float, you can rest assured that you are buying from a focused and dedicated crew of watermen and waterwomen who are specialists in their craft. With our effective and durable sunglasses that float, you can protect your eyes from the damaging effects of UV radiation and continue to enjoy your surfing escapades for many years to come.

Enjoy Our Quality-Assurance Warranty on
Our Floater Sunglasses

Every product we sell, including our floater sunglasses, has to pass the same high standards of quality-assurance that have enabled us to meet and exceed the expectations of all our customers for over a decade. Our team work with only the very best quality materials and equipment, ensuring that each and every item we produce is up to the mark.

In fact, we are so confident in the quality and longevity of all our products that we offer a 3-year warranty on all our watershades. And if for whatever reason you discover that the glasses you’ve ordered are not quite the right fit for you, you’ll have 30 days to return them for a refund.

Model / Functions Typhoon Surge Flo
UVA/B Protection Yes Yes Yes
Polarised Lenses? Yes Yes Some
Hydrophobic Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Oleophobic Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Hard Coating? Yes Yes Yes
Retention Leash? Yes Yes No
Floating Frame? No No Yes
Anti-fog Venting? Yes Yes No
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