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Topic: surfing with goggles

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surfing with goggles

« on: January 25 2008 18:01:00 »

Long story short, I have a condition with my eyes that require I wear glasses with specially treated lenses. Longer story shorter, because of my work, I am likely to move to Peru in about a year for the next couple years.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to take up surfing. I've always had an interest in it, and I'll be right in Lima, so why not, right?

Anyway, I know an optometrist who can make me a set of swimming-type goggles with treated "lenses". Would wearing goggles be a viable option or would they just get knocked around/off in the waves? Thanks.


Dr. Phil

RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #1 on: January 25 2008 20:01:00 »

It's tough enouph getting waves today, so you and tom and all the 4-eyed beachhhhesss stay out a the water!



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #2 on: January 27 2008 17:01:00 »

I guess that means I can, or else you wouldn't be trying to keep me out of the water... :P Thanks.



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #3 on: January 29 2008 22:01:00 »

Then I guess with your new specks and all you'll have no trouble watching me drop in on you.



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #4 on: February 11 2008 21:02:00 »

If you are talking about the brightness of the tropics then you should try Kurtis Surf Goggles.  They stay on and I have had success.

If you need Rx then you should check out Oakley Water Jackets.  Rigid frame, but you will be able to see us dropping in on you.



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #5 on: February 12 2008 04:02:00 »

youd be lucky if your bloomers dont get ripped off when its 10 12 foot. so yeah go ahead and wear youre goggles and hockey helmet corky.



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #6 on: February 17 2008 03:02:00 »

You drop in on me and I'll run you over, especially if you're a kook and wear specs or goggles.  Might as well wear a visor, a nose clip and a tu-tu while you're at it...



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #7 on: February 18 2008 11:02:00 »

I bought the kind Jordy Smith wears.  Saw him with the Kurtis Goggles at log cabins in December.  They stayed on him and so far so good for me.

Don't f$&K around with your eyes.  Trust me as the surgery sucks.



RE: surfing with goggles

« Reply #8 on: February 18 2008 15:02:00 »

Try the Adidas Evil Eye line (they have different styles) for fit and comfort, full uv, great optics and polycarbonate interchangeable lenses.  Comes with a head strap too.

Von Zipper offers the Papa G that has a flexible frame and shatterproof lens.  A friend of mine loves them but I havent tried them surfing yet.

Cheaper but still effective options are Curv Z (full wrap, transition lenses, foam interior, 100% uv) or Seaspecs.  Both will do the job especially if u dont need them every day.

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