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Offline The Lone Surfer

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Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2014, 07:39:21 PM »
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  • Thanks for the recommendation, sc. I always thought contacts would cause more irritation out in the surf

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #61 on: August 09, 2014, 08:32:03 AM »
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  • Thanks for the recommendation, sc. I always thought contacts would cause more irritation out in the surf


    No prob - these are the ones I wear:


    http://www.acuvue.com/products-acuvue-1day-moist





    From their website: "Highest UV-A and UV-B protection‡ available in a daily disposable contact lens—blocks at least 96% UV-A and 99% UV-B"


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    As for irritation - yes, there are some days my eyes are a little red coming in, but a drop or two of simple artificial tears usually resolves it within minutes. I generally will put some drops after I surf regardless, just to refresh my eyes anyway, whether they are feeling irritated or not.


    I also get questions about losing lenses and if you can keep your eyes open duck diving. In all the years I've worn them, I have never lost a lens duck diving. Not even once. I have on rare occasions lost lenses - a handful of times over the years. The few times it has happened have been on bigger, more powerful days. But even then, it's rare - and since they are dailywear lenses that cost less than $1 each, it's not really a big deal.
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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #62 on: August 09, 2014, 05:00:57 PM »
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  • wonder if they  make them just for UV protection (not for eyesight correction)? that could be handy. a few mid-day surf sessions south of the equator and i feel like i'm going blind.

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #63 on: August 10, 2014, 12:58:29 PM »
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  • Thanks for the info Seacliff.  I imagine too much UVA/UVB on any organ exacts its toll, but is too much sun long term actually destructive to vision?


    A guy I know in Puerto Rico surfs all the time with sunglasses on a strap around his head.  Anyone have a pair like this that is useful in the water?  I imagine contacts would have less trouble with drops of water, fog, etc. but having never used contacts, I'm curious about alternatives.

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #64 on: August 10, 2014, 01:53:10 PM »
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  • I miss contacts. Stupid iritis.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #65 on: August 10, 2014, 03:06:02 PM »
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  • Thanks for the info Seacliff.  I imagine too much UVA/UVB on any organ exacts its toll, but is too much sun long term actually destructive to vision?


    A guy I know in Puerto Rico surfs all the time with sunglasses on a strap around his head.  Anyone have a pair like this that is useful in the water?  I imagine contacts would have less trouble with drops of water, fog, etc. but having never used contacts, I'm curious about alternatives.


    Too much sun long term is definitively linked to cataract formation, and is suspected as a cause of macular degeneration. Here's some info:


    http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20040510/sun-eyes


    As for sunglasses - try these: http://www.seaspecs.com





    I have rarely ever worn them surfing, but they're great on the SUP or Jetski.



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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #66 on: August 10, 2014, 06:17:49 PM »
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  • Most people forget that bathymetry plays such a big part of these swells when the period gets in the teens - upper teens. One place will be head high while another will be macking. The people that know, dont tell and the people who dont, complain. Oh, the swell didn't live up to expectations! of course it didn't, you were surfing xxxx spot.

    that being said, hype tends to make these tropical systems out to be somethign they are not. In general, they are fairly localized areas of high wind generating, medium fetch producing wave systems. Rarely, will a storm get blocked and spin. When it does happen, its gold, hurricane felix 95'.



    This sounds like it could become a Hudson Canyon Refraction discussion redux.



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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #67 on: August 11, 2014, 11:00:56 AM »
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  • i tried the seaspecs surfing. i feel like they distorted my vision, but were slightly better than being completely blinded by the setting sun. i felt like a jackass wearing them, but i was surfing at our home break down south, so who cares. everyone knows me so already knows i'm a nut.
     
    separately, anyone else get a sinus infection post-bertha? maybe i just have a cold, but either way, i feel like crap. water has been disgusting lately. fully-feathered chicken head washed up on our bay beach yesterday.

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #68 on: August 11, 2014, 11:22:31 AM »
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  • I've been wearing a cap partially for my eyes. As for the water, I think it's been suspect all summer.

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    Re: Well hello there, Bertha!
    « Reply #69 on: August 21, 2014, 02:38:41 PM »
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  • Most people forget that bathymetry plays such a big part of these swells when the period gets in the teens - upper teens. One place will be head high while another will be macking. The people that know, dont tell and the people who dont, complain. Oh, the swell didn't live up to expectations! of course it didn't, you were surfing xxxx spot.

    that being said, hype tends to make these tropical systems out to be somethign they are not. In general, they are fairly localized areas of high wind generating, medium fetch producing wave systems. Rarely, will a storm get blocked and spin. When it does happen, its gold, hurricane felix 95'.



    This sounds like it could become a Hudson Canyon Refraction discussion redux.



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    refraction smixsmaction. who cares, nothing to see here!

    I enjoy trunking it but a short sleeved 2/2 has become my staple because im too lazy to apply sunscreen on my back. or should i say, convincing someone else to!