Essential sun protection is sorted with Freeride’s range of surfing hats, caps and bucket options. While you’re riding the waves or kicking back on the sand, stay sun safe all year round - because you need more than just sun cream to get protected against the New Zealand sun. Shop one of the best ranges of surf hats in NZ. Stocking trusted brands including Ocean & Earth, Billabong, O'Neill and Creatures of Leisure.
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Why is surf hat sun protection so important?
Providing our delicate scalps with sun protection, surfing hats can reduce the effects of harmful UV rays. When we’re out on our boards, sun exposure is higher. Your neck, ears and face are all exposed, and the reflection of the water heightens the dangers even more. Even on a cloudy day, UV rays can be harmful, so build your defence with a surf cap and heaps of sun cream!
As well as for sun protection, there are other pros to donning a surf cap that surfers should know about. Surfing in sunny conditions can impact your visibility and cause long-term damage to the eyes. A hat keeps the sun out of your eyes, so you can see the waves ahead and reduce the risk of damage. If you’re exposed to cold wind and seas often, a cap can help protect against surfer’s ear - an annoying, often painful condition that can develop when the ears are regularly exposed to harsh elements.
Surf hats for NZ: What’s in stock?
Heads up - we’ve got surfing hats to suit just about every style and climate.
For next-level sun protection, a surf hat with a reinforced brim and adjustable chin strap stays in place and cuts the glare, to minimise distractions and maximise performance. Most of the surf caps for sale are designed for in-water use thanks to quick-dry fabric and innovative ventilation, and a bucket hat is the ultimate headwear piece that carries you from sea to land.
Complete your surf look at Freeride
Get top-to-toe protection from the biggest brands in surfing. Style your surf hat with men’s summer suits or women’s summer suits, and spend longer in the water when the mercury rises. They’re thin and flexible enough for comfort and temperature regulation, but thick enough for warmth and wind protection.
Don’t forget to complete the look with surf booties, designed so you can take on cold water and rocky seabeds with confidence.
Buy online with Afterpay
Sun protection while you’re on the waves is a no-brainer. Top off your warm-weather gear with a surf hat, available in-store and online. We’ve partnered with Afterpay, so you can order from Freeride today and spread the cost into manageable payments.
If you need a hand with your order, just reach out to Freeride. Send us a message online or call 098359275 to speak to our Auckland-based surf fanatics.
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