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Post by GEOFF S » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 pm

Having had a close shave with a melanoma on my temple I wondered if anyone has a recommendation for genuinely waterproof, high factor
sunblock ? Surfing is a particular issue as not only does it wash the suncream off it knocks your hat off too !

My problem was entirely caused by sunlight. I'm sure you're all sensible about the sun, but I thought I had been too. Be warned !

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Re: sun protection

Post by Chris Bolton » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:02 pm

I use the waterproof factor 50 sold for children and babies. In UK conditions, most of me is clothed but I wear a Tilly hat or Sweet Strutter helmet (with a big peak). When in Greece, I used P20 sunscreen, which works in a different way.

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Re: sun protection

Post by GEOFF S » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:09 pm

Yes wearing a hat is a good thing but I think part of my problem was that on the water the sun still zaps you from
underneath as it bounces off the water
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Re: sun protection

Post by Fozzy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Another vote for P20 it does also come in factor 30 but still called P20. I use it on the water and at high altitude where the uv strength is very high and also reflecting off the snow. Just make sure you put it on about 30 minutes before you need it to work.

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Re: sun protection

Post by Spikeedog » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:55 pm

Lomo sell a neoprene beanie. Covers the forehead and cheap. I also have a neoprene balaclava for the cold and windy weather.

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Re: sun protection

Post by Jim » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:35 pm

I have found banana boat 'sport' suncream in the higher factors seems to stay put better than most when river running.
Doesn't look like their UK website lists it, need to order from US or amazon or somewhere.

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Re: sun protection

Post by CM2 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:52 pm

I wear a legionnaire's style hat, covers the neck even from the sun reflecting off the water and a fairly large peak to protect the face (though I still wear sun cream as that doesn't protect against reflections). It has a chin strap that I normally don't use other than if it is very windy.

In surf the ultimate must be the gath helmet below it also keeps the salt water out the eyes
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Re: sun protection

Post by Chris Bolton » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 am

The same question has just been asked on another forum here, with some suggestions.

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