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Discover the best surf sunglasses in the world

BEINGBAR has done extensive research so that you can buy the best surf sunglasses out there. When people talk about ‘Surfer Sunglasses’, what do they mean? Do they mean a specific brand of shades that surfers wear when they ride the waves? Or is it a particular style of sunglasses that has that beach vibe going on? Not specifically for surfers only, but merely associated with the cool surfers' lifestyle. Hope you are feeling amped, as we take a deep dive into surfer's territory to get some answers. Prepare to understand all there is to know about the best surf sunglasses available!

The best surf sunglasses are ultra-lightweight

The best sunglasses for your surf sessions have all the benefits of outdoor sports sunglasses. They need to be lightweight, like the sunglasses that outdoor runners wear for instance. Some sports sunglasses weigh around 17 to 20 grams only, which is ultra-lightweight. You need to be able to focus on your performance and not think too much about any discomfort that standard shades can potentially bring. So, no excess weight allowed!

Important features in sunglasses for surfers

Important features in sunglasses for surfers

Perfect fit shades for riding waves

Another specific requirement for the best surf sunglasses is that they need to fit extraordinarily well. Just like with the weight requirement mentioned before, you need them to stay on while you turn and maneuver on your board. It is almost impossible to fully prevent your shades from coming off in the heat of the moment. But for emergencies we recommend you use specific sports retainers. The point is that you should always wear surfer shades with a perfect fit.

Surf sunglasses with strap

Looking for surfer sunglasses with a strap? These are called retainers and there are some ultra-cool retainers on the market. As a surfer, you should always combine functionality with style. So, make sure you go for a print that matches the print of your board or your outfit. Croakies, for instance, come in more prints than you can imagine; from distinct colors of camo prints to flashy 90’s prints to all kinds of animal prints and patterns. Croakies are by far the best surfer sunglasses retainers out there.

Polarized surf shades

The most important feature – besides UV protection – is polarized lenses on the sunglasses. You should know that the surface of the ocean has a unique ability to reflect the sunlight back to you with increased intensity. This means that whatever sunlight is already present, will be amplified when it hits your eyes. Any UV400 shades will fully protect you from the UVA and UVB rays. But the amplified rays can be so strong that you have this constant bright glare in your eyes. This is why you need the best surfer sunglasses available.

UV 400 Protection sunglasses label

UV 400 Protection sunglasses label

Premium lenses are features you definitely need

The glittery reflection can be maddening at times. Especially when you scan the horizon for the best waves for hours upon hours on end. Polarized lenses filter the horizontal light reflection only, which makes you see a lot clearer and without the glare. Sunglasses from BEINGBAR eyewear always have these premium lenses while not charging a premium price for this feature. A feature you should not just consider as a surfer. You definitely need it!

Sunglasses for surfers

Sunglasses for surfers

Oakley water sport sunglasses

There are good shades from Oakley that some surfers like to wear. They are made in the US with Oakley's 'Plutonite Lenses' that offer 100% UV Protection of all UVA, UVB, UVX and harmful blue light up to 400nm. These are top notch outdoor sports and surf sunglasses for people who go for the best. The only downside is the hefty price tag for this premium brand. And some people consider the design to be very distinct. Some people call them goggles for surfing, which explains their look and feel perfectly. But if you do not matter too much about how you look, you should definitely go for these shades. They have the functionalities any surfer dude or surfer girl would want.

Order surf sunglasses that look stunning too

But what if you are looking for sunglasses that also look awesome? Surely, your shades need to have all premium features described above. They need to have 100% UV protection, be flexible and fit perfectly and they need to have polarized lenses and be ultra-lightweight. You want all this, but with a style that is fresh and stunning. From Aviator type models to Wayfarer inspired models. If you want functionality and style, there is no better choice than sustainable eyewear from BEINGBAR.

Surfer shades with natural materials

BEINGBAR shades have bamboo temples to minimize the use of plastics. You definitely need to avoid littering the ocean with yet another piece of plastic! Ocean plastic and plastic pollution is one of our generation's biggest problems. Showing the style of your gear to be natural and organic will remind everyone what matters most. We all should fully enjoy our oceans, but without leaving prints. And surely you need to prevent your shades from falling off (read: use retainers!), but in case they do fall off, you need to make sure they do not spend the next couple of decades roaming the ocean floor. Our sustainable sunglasses are therefore a truly eco-friendly choice.

Brands, features and style are important for surfer sunglasses

Brands, features and style are important for surfer sunglasses

Best women's surf sunglasses

Are you specifically looking for the best surf sunglasses for women? You should not be concerned too much about male versus female models. If you want functionality and features only, you should focus on the right size and features as described above. However, if you want to look stylish and cool during surfing and not like a Barney*, you can now choose the best looking unisex eyewear. Just focus on what model(s) you love, and the designs are made to fit you perfectly, regardless of gender. Choose from any variety of shades.

* A beginner surfer

Surfer sunglasses brands to consider

Some brands that are marketed to surfers are Quicksilver, O'Neill, and Dragon. These shades are all comfortable to wear. Make sure you pick a model with polarized lenses. With these brands, you have come to the end of this post about the best surf sunglasses. You have read about the features and styles you should keep in mind when you are looking for the right awesome surfer eyewear. Not just for the best surfing performance, but also to stand out and express yourself as the ocean loving, wave riding board artist that you are.

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Read more about quality sunglasses in our blog

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