The best sunscreen for surfing could soon be yours for free! Watermans Sunscreen will be giving away a sunscreen gift pack to one lucky person who likes, comments or shares this blog post or the cooresponding Facebook post on the Watermans Applied Science fan page. A winner will be choosen at random on October 1, 2012. May the best waterman or woman win!
The question: Where do you buy your Watermans sunscreen?
We can’t protect our kids from everything, but we can absolutely protect them from the sun. And no, you don’t have to have pasty white offspring, or dress them in tourist hats and pitch a tent on the beach either. Here are a few helpful hints to protecting your kids from the sun:
1. Apply sunscreen before you leave the house! It is much easier to get a child to cooperate before you leave. Chasing kids around in the sand is not the ideal situation for complete coverage.
2. Use a sunscreen that won’t come off easily in the water. Have you ever put sunblock on your kids, but the next day they are scorched? Whoops! Forgot to reapply that third time. Sunblock can get expensive if you have to reapply every twenty minutes. Remember, no sunscreen is waterproof.
3. The one place where sunscreen can’t help your kids is their eyes. Sun damage as a child can effect vision later in life. Stick to sweat resistant sunscreen, and stay away from the spray on’s. Hats are good, sunglasses are even better.
4. Start early. How early you expose your children to significant sunlight is up to you, but it is recommended to start applying sunscreen as early as 6 months old. Infants under 6 months old should not wear sunscreen, and should not be exposed to significant amounts of sunlight.
5. Provide shade and water. Children will not feel sick or dehydrated from the sun as early as an adult. Kids naturally compensate extremely well to a point, but can quickly go downhill if you are not careful. (For example, kids bodies compensate well when they have fevers, but often, once their bodies can’t keep up anymore the fever will spike and they can have a seizure.) Make sure that you anticipate their needs and provide shade and water through the day.
Lastly, let your kids get in the habit of applying sunscreen themselves, and make sure they see you putting on your sunscreen. Waterman’s athletes are great role models, but good habits start at home.
For added peace of mind and more detailed information on sunscreen, check out the Waterman’s Protection page.
Do you want to surf better, paddle harder and discover your true athletic potential? If you feel like you’ve plateaued in whatever you want to excell at then perhaps this movement based strength and conditioning ethos is for you. You wouldn’t be the only one. Chances are, if you’ve seen a 40-something paddling circles around the groms in the lineup or crossing the finish line a mile ahead of the pack he or she has probably already figured it out. CrossFit has become an international movement, not because it will get you in the best shape of your life, but because it gets you shape for whatever life throws at you. For more info check out the main website (www.CrossFit.com). If you are more endurance oriented then Watermans’ Athlete Brian Mackenzie’s site, www.anaerobicinc.com.
Brian Grubb, Bob Soven and Harley Clifford represent
Orange County, CA. May 21, 2010 – Watermans Applied Science is proud to announce the addition of Harley Clifford and Bob Soven to the team. Clifford and Soven join Wake Skate pioneer Brian Grubb to represent the best of the best in Wake sports and Watermans is their sunscreen of choice.