When you go skiing and snowboarding it´s a natural thing to protect your eyes from the sun,wind and snow with sunglasses or goggles.
Sunglasses with Polarization – When windsurfing in shallow waters
It should be as natural to have a good pair of sunglasses when you do windsurfing, not just to protect your eyes from the sun. Sunglasses with polarization allow you to look through the surface of the water which is really good if you do windsurfing in shallow waters with rough bottom conditions.
Sunglasses with Polarization – Pro´s against the Con´s
If sunglasses with polarization is your thing or not is quite personal, some people argue that sunglasses with polarization makes it harder to judge the right distance for landings. At the same time it´s important to have good eyesight when sailing into the sun. I have had several close calls especially when meeting motorboats using the map from the yellow pages as a sea chart or other windsurfers at high speed with very small margins. Sunglasses with polarization or not – It’s up to you to weigh the pro´s against the con´s.
Sunglasses optimized for water-sports – Surprisingly few options
There are surprisingly few really good options when it comes to Sunglasses optimized for water-sports. Oakley Water Jacket with vented lenses are protected against droplet buildup with a specially formulated hydrophobic coating. The Oakley Water Jackets are rather pricey, especially if you live outside the United States, however the water jackets are sunglasses with a really big “would like to have factor”.