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Act Now: May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month -

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Ben Franklin Summer is fast approaching, so now's the time to recognize Melanoma & Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. According to each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. UV exposure greatly increases the risk of skin cancer, such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Thankfully, there are easy ways to help prevent skin cancer so that we can enjoy summer activities without worry. Common Types of Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal Cells are in the lower part of the epidermis which divide to form new cells and replace the squamous cells. This is not only the...

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The 10 Best Surfer Christmas Gifts for less than $50 -

Put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this year, and stay within your budget! Our list for 2018 gives you good gift options no matter where their home break is, or how old they are. Checkout cool shades, classic surfer tees, wall decor, accessories, tools and yes, our original surfer’s sunscreen to keep them sun safe. Blenders BeachCat Sunglasses $45 (Free Shipping) - Looking for throwback style sunglasses? Blenders ‘Beachcat Polarized’ shades have a tortoiseshell pattern that’s been popular among smart and creative types for the past century. The turtle splotches aren’t what you’d expect from a regular pair of shades, which makes them likely to draw some attention. If you’re looking for something iconoclastic, something a little different...

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Sunburn on a cloudy day? No Way!

Most of us are used to applying sunscreen on sunny days. This goes without saying, whether your at the beach, surfing, bike ride or any one of a hundred different outdoor activities our great city has to offer. There's not too many cloudy days here, however we have a couple of months leading up to summer that can get us in trouble. May gray and June gloom are often foggy and cloudy months on the coast mostly due to the  cooler ocean temps and the heat of the nearby desert regions colliding. These are the cloudy days that sneak up on us humans and lull us into thinking we are safe from the sun's UV rays. There was a particular day...

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Winter, in Southern California, is essentially over, in fact, it never really began, so if you're a SoCal surfer, you've been exposed to bright sunlight all year long. Now that faces, backs and shoulders are all becoming more exposed as the water temp allows us to hang up our 3/2 wetsuit and throw on our trunks, it's time to pay special attention to sunblock coverage. This article is taken, in full, from Surf Science speaks with the creator of 1 of the best sunblocks on the planet, Waterman's. Water increases the sun's UV ray potency by 50%, so if you're a surfer, this article is especially designed for YOU! Surfers & Sunscreen vs. UV Rays & Skin Cancer Surfers...

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