View Full Version : Sunblock and board short chaffing- Tropical areas
10-08-2012, 10:48 AM
My HeadHunter is lacking these days.
Even hear in Cali after putting a ton on I still get cooked.
Any one try Vertra Kona Gold or any of there other models or the Nuetrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid?
Thinking of either BodyGlide for the inner thigh as again, I use a wet suite 365 or lycra shorts under my board shorts.
10-08-2012, 03:09 PM
Best sunscreen ever is SolRx made in Currumbin Qld can buy on line, Chaffing BBB cream, although I've never experienced chaffing from my wetty
10-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the info.
I meant chafing while in board shorts. I'll check the BBB cream as well.
10-08-2012, 05:03 PM
Have you tried the seamless board shorts like the stretch Rip Curl pricey but worth it. Don't make you surf like Fanning though lol
The mirage series from Ripcurl are pretty nice, almost like wearing nothing. The O'neill are also pretty good!
10-08-2012, 11:25 PM
Yeah, the newer boardies don't seem to chaff at all. I have a good pair from Rip Curl and had another good one from Billabong which were great (Taj ones actually but I only bought them because I liked the colour) but as the weight started to peel back off the boardies got too big.
FW - Fan
10-09-2012, 02:39 AM
I have a pair of those Oakley boardies that came in a super fancy box and cost like $220 !! ( I didnt pay that though) . They have an inner that is exactly like those speedo swimming shorts the Olympians wear so when I wear my other boardies I just wear speedos under underneath ...never have chaffing since ..and that combo doesnt cost as much..
10-09-2012, 04:15 AM
for chaffing relief and quick healing "papaw ointment" best stuff ever
10-09-2012, 09:04 AM
Do you guys mean Speedos that are like super small butt huggers?
Speedo makes a boxer style as well so I would like some clarification.
10-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Speedos: the original budgie smugglers used by Olympic swimmers before the speed suits came into vogue. (Budgie, short for budgerigar - a small colourful bird from the parrot family).
Always wear them under the wetsuit. Never had any chafing issues but the paw paw cream is used by cyclists a lot for saddle sores.
I have some Body Glove (JOB model) and Billabong Platinum series boardshorts, both in that superstretch and water repellant material, never catches or chafes and feels like you aren't wearing much. Feels a bit weird actually, when wet they seem like they're electrostatically stuck to me.
10-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Go the Mirage Rip curl board shorts Mick Fanning signature. Like wearing nothing, def no chaffing, but as I said they don't make you surf like Mick unfortunately.
10-09-2012, 03:42 PM
I agree with Slowman the paw paw cream is great I used the BBB cream when I was on my road bike
10-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Funny the new boardies have no style or quality feel to em, in my opinion.
Not to mention like $100 for a pair? Hey I can afford it and all but pffffft! Nada man.
Prefer and have a load of cotton boardies and will get the nut smugglers, aka Speedos as type of under armor.
Oh and great call on the SolRX, man that stuff rocks.
10-09-2012, 05:20 PM
Glad I could help mate.
10-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Don't forget the good ol' zinc for those highly sensitive areas around the face. Just be careful not to get it smeared onto your board...it makes life interesting!
I used Banana Boat over in Indo and it worked pretty well. Also Banana Boat have an Aloe Vera after sun green gel which is great after when you want to get the heat out...I notice how they avoided using the word moisturiser LOL. Don't care it does the job.
Hey 50, new product called Aussie Butt Cream works really well on saddle sores.
10-10-2012, 03:19 AM
Me and a mate went and lashed out on some of the flash stretchy boardies for last indo trip, he got the rip curl, I think I went volcom, both of us were not impressed and we both had problems with wear and tear, I woudnt spend the dollars again, after years of putting up with rash on indo trips, both of us made the brave move to buy some speedo aka budgie smugglers strictly for under boardies and give them the huge big thumbs up, super comfy and no rash at all, after years of getting fried also decided to give the long sleeve rashly with hood and visor a go, felt like a little bit of a goose at times, but also give them a big thumbs up, generally use with the hood down and it's surprisingly fine, doesn't,t get in the way, then when you get the times where you feel like your going to get fried or that lull in surf action I put it on a ad annoying fr a bit but after a while is ok, good option to have.
10-10-2012, 08:36 AM
Great info. Nice points on he long sleeve and Zinka.
FW - Fan
10-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Nothing worse than inflexible boardies...I had a pair of Ripcurl boardies that I took to the Ments in 2007. Being short and stocky build they would hook over my knees when getting up and slow me down when getting to my feet. boardies are just not something you really want to be thinking about when surfing...they have come a long way in the last couple of years..
As for the budgie smuglers....want to warm the wife up for a bit of action later in the night...mow your lawns with nothing but your speedos on....works a treat but dont expect your neighbours every to look you in the eyes again LOL.
10-10-2012, 03:05 PM
I challenge our Canadian friend to do that in negative temperatures lol. May need to coax him out hah.
I've had no probs with my Rip Curl Mirages, love the stretch which stops any issue of boardies getting caught up on the pop up. Just my opinion. The SolRx seems to do such a great job I haven't had to use zinc anymore, and it doesn't sting the eyes. Slowman they also do a after sun Aloe Gel. By the way I don't work for them just love their product, worth sharing the love
Well I do get change and take a shower on the spot after a sesh no matter the temp... My friends keep telling me that something's wrong In my head...I'm a creature of habits
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