| Surf Hats
About ProtecSun Surfhats and Surfcaps.
Designed to stay on, when you're going off.
Many prototypes and plenty of R&D have gone into perfecting this scone protector.
Hailing from Michael Cundith's Byron Bay Surfboard Company, the ProtecSun - www.protecsun.com.au -
has been a pet project for MC's Japanese wife Toshie for years.
You could say she's been a trifle obsessed. 'When I met Michael in Japan in 1982 he was wearing a surfhat.
It was a pretty crude homemade design, but I'd never seen a surfhat before so I borrowed it.
My skin doesn't like the sun much and my eyes also get really glarey.
I had to get one = Well I have to make one for Michael and myself.
Like most long-time surfers, Michael had pherygiums growing on both eyes.
He was due to have them operated on, but he has not surfed without a hat since and the growths have
completely cleared up no need for the scalpel.
For years there weren't any surfhats commercially available so we made our own.
When they did come on the market we bought and tried sooo many, but couldn't find any we really liked.
For starters they were useless when duck diving.
So here we are, with the help of a friend who's a professional milliner, making our own surfhats that we really love.
It's all in the cut and the fine-knit nylon material (Lip Stop) , comfortable, and they duck dive beautifully!'