An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 4/18/2017
It wasn't long ago the "Surf Shirt" wasn't even a topic of conversation because it didn't exist. Over the past several years, photo's and Vids. surfaced of your favorite pros. wearing a t-shirt while surfing. It caught on, became popular and now we have two options, the "Surf Shirt" and the standard "Rashguard". Dakine got on board (no pun intended) with the Surf Shirt a few years ago and now the Dakine Surf Shirt line rivals the the Dakine Rashguard line. So, what gives? Which one is for you? The Dakine Rashguard or Surf Shirt? Read on.
Some surfers don't necessarily like the "snug fit" of a Rashguard, in my mind I think this is why the Surf Shirt got it's start. There were surfers that wanted sun and rash protection, but didn't like the fit of a "Rashguard", they wanted something "loose fit". Maybe you've never tried a Surf Shirt, maybe your forth coming Dakine Surf Shirt purchase will be the first time you've ever tried one on. With Dakine most of the difference between their Rashguards and Surf Shirts is literally the fit.
The Dakine Rashguards and Surf Shirts are all made of quick dry materials, mostly Polyester and Elastane, with both Neoprene and Nylon sprinkled in. The Surf Shirts do have the added benefit of being worn both in and out of the water, so if you're going on a surf trip and planning on living in your board shorts, you might as well add a Dakine Surf Shirt or two to the mix and just have a few outfits to live in instead. Either way, you're going to be protected from the sun and you'll be rash free. From here you decide, Dakine Rashguard or Surf Shirt?
Before we close I would like to point out a few personal favorites for the season. The Dakine Storm Hooded Rashguard is a standout if you're going to be traveling to a surf destination close to the equator. On a side note, I personally get under arm rash from time to time and have found that the Dakine Rashguards with the "seamless paddle zones" are a life saver, just something to keep in mind. On the Dakine Surf Shirt side the Dakine Roots rings my bell, it's priced right and I love the "Heather" coloring and as stated before, one of the added bonuses with a surf shirt is being able to live in it on a surf trip and I could see that happening with the Dakine Roots Surf Shirt. Please, check out the entire line of Dakine Rashguards and Surf Shirts, with their product depth I'm sure you'll find something you'll going to love.
At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care and we want you to get the right Dakine Rashguard or Surf Shirt for your needs and as you can see (below) I haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to the variety of Dakine Rashguards or Surf Shirts that we offer. You're a surfer, we're an ACTUAL surf shop that understands the Dakine products we sell. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you'll see every Rashguard and Surf Shirt that Dakine makes. Not sure which Dakine Rashguard or Surf Shirt you need? Call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.
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