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Safety Is Just Beneath The Brim

Hats won’t make you surf better, but, who cares? We’re peddling them.

style // Dec 8, 2017
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Bring us your bald, your hair farmers, your clean cut and your bearded – and we will, well, present sun protective options. With our friends at Pretty Shady, here’s a new and suggestive feature on hats!

Okay, let’s play out a silly scenario of how a hat can vastly improve your surf experience:


Will and Bear – Calloway (click above to view).

You’ve overslept your alarm, again. On the walk down to your local a light flutter echoes across the sky. It’s Spring in Australia and the birds are swooping, swooning and excreting. But, your head’s protected, and although missiles fall down from them feathered rats, not a single one hits you, or that fancy wide-brimmed hat settled firmly on your noggin.


Fallen Broken Street – The Seeker (click above to view).

You climb onto the viewing platform the sun belts down on the blue, the glare is almost impenetrable. This is about the time your hat comes into play. That combined with your sunglasses and your eyes are shaded, comfortably viewing the untouched bank down the beach. On the way back to the car a fellow enthusiast asks you how it looks, and naturally, you point them in the wrong direction.


Billabong – Big John Hat (click above to view).

You grab your board, wax, keys, phone, wallet and sprint on the hot sand to the bank. You throw your board down, slap on that leggy and wrap your belongings in your shirt, stuff them in your hat and proceed to make a splash.


Brixton – Rustler (click above to view).

After you’ve thrashed, sprayed, waved your arms and maybe claimed a few turns, or even better, tubes! You’re feeling like the poor man’s Asher Pacey but with Matt Hoy’s pent-up aggression, that only living in a city brings, you gather your belongings. You stick that hat atop your dripping skull, keeping you cool for the walk home.


RVCA – DMOTE Boonie Cap (click above to view).


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