An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Originally Posted: 4/11/17
Dakine Wet Hats present and interesting question, is having one necessary for surfing? How about a long surf trip? I mean the sun is DEFIANTLY an issue and I don't think anyone wants the skin that comes with being a die hard surfer and there's only a few ways to stop that. Sunscreen, Rashguards and Wet Hats. You're re-thinking if a Dakine Wet Hat is necessary aren't you? Well while you ponder that question, read on, I'll go over the Dakine Wet Hats. Some are ready for surfing in and others are ready for relaxing in.
The first thing to keep in mind when surfing with a hat, is it needs to float and needs a good chin strap, two options that can't be over looked with a surf hat. Dakine has basically classified their "Wet Hats" into two categories; "Wet Hats", which are for the beach can get wet no problem, while "Surf Hats" made for surfing, because of various other features. If you're going to be surfing and want a Surf Hat, make sure you look at the, Indo, Surf Cap, No Zone, Surf Trucker, or Hogan. If you want a hat for the beach after a session or while cruising on a surf trip, consider the Pinto Straw Hat, Delta Rail, Arc Visor or Lock Down Trucker. Again, the latter Dakine Wet Hats can all get wet, but aren't necessarily, "Surf Hats" or the best choice for surfing in.
If you're putting me on the spot, I'm more of an "after surf hat" guy and LOVE the classic look of the Dakine Delta Rail. If I'm being honest I will probably order one for myself very soon. That said, I see the value in wearing a "Surf Hat" while surfing and don't mind the look of the Dakine Surf Cap. Also, if I was just cruising on an extended surf trip I'd probably have to roll with the Pindo Straw Hat. Anyway, all just my opinion, but I think it can be agreed every surfer should have some sort of head wear to protect from the sun, whether it's a Surf Hat during a session or a Wet Hat for after. If one of the Dakine Wet Hats perks your interest, any of them are a great way to keep the sun off your face.
At The Surfboard Warehouse we are proud to be an authorized dealer for Dakine! So whether you're considering a Dakine Surf Hat, a Dakine Wet Hat or anything else from Dakine you know that we're able to help you get the gear you want. If you're not sure which Dakine Wet Hat is best for you, please call us, we're here and we'll help. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.
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