- Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:23 pm »
I wear polarised prescription sun glasses for both land and water action. Would not go without them. Ensure you have some sort of strap attached to them in case you have a hard fall so they don't end up in Davies Locker (on the bottom of the ocean).
I kite for the water action in location where the sun can be right where you need to look/kiting direction, so sunnies for me are essential. The water there has very shallow parts which then turn into zero depth sandbars. Seeing through the glare helps to spot the sandbars and take appropriate action. I jump plenty and have never had a problem with judging distance. My water action is mostly on the flat stuff but can be choppy / small waves from the bay. The sunnies also keep out the spray from the board which translates to being able to kite longer. Once had to kite without sunnies and my eyes were hurting from the salt to the extent I had to stop kiting.
I keep a clear set of glasses with me as well, so when the sun has set and there still is a bit of twi light left, I can continue to kite.
When you try out the sunnies, take your helmet along (if you use one) and make sure it's all still comfortable.