Surfing Sunglasses

Mick Fanning. Layne Beachley. Stephanie Gilmore. Joel Parkinson. There’s are many reasons why Australia produces so many world-class surfers – one of which is because there are endless world-class surf spots right on our doorstep. Lip Sunglasses was born out of a passion for riding waves and surfing is so deeply entrenched in our soul that we named the company after a well-known surfing term. We think hitting the lip and carving beautiful tracks down the line is as fundamental as life itself. Hence the name LiP Sunglasses.

But as with many other watersports, challenges have to be overcome to get the most out of the surf. First light is the best time to catch the cleanest waves when the offshore winds are light and the crowds haven’t arrived. That’s usually when you’ll find us busting our surf gear out of the van – just as the sun emerges on the horizon. But like you, we know that it’s not easy to see so clearly at this time of day because the lines are little blurred and the reflections and glare can be blinding. And that’s why we made it our mission to find the optimum way to handle the glare and get the most out of this epic sport. The result is the best polarised surfing sunglasses money can buy (and you’ll be surprised to learn that they won’t cost you the earth).

But we also know that wearing surfing sunglasses comes with its own unique set of challenges – and so we made a plan.
Making your way through the break can require duck dives and turtle rolls and regular sunglasses are no match for the power of the waves. They’ll be on the ocean floor in a flash. And then there are the hazards like ever-present UV radiation, a barrage of sea-spray, lens fogging and water spotting on the lenses which all need to be overcome to make the rides even more epic.

Without clear vision, you’re at greater risk of a collision and you could do yourself, or someone else, an injury. And without protection against UV rays, reflected glare and constant sea-spray, you could be vulnerable to some really nasty eye conditions like eye-burn, pterygium (aka Surfer’s Eye) which is caused by long-term exposure to UV light and even lasting eye damage. Just as importantly, you are unlikely to perform at your best if you’re struggling to see clearly. Clearly, you need surfing sunglasses specially designed for surfers!

Sunglasses Designed For Surfers

MITU MONTEIRO - Team Rider for LiP Sunglasses


The Aussie swell is legendary, but it comes with something else that Australia is known for – damaging UV rays.  However, Lip Sunglasses has engineered surf eyewear that stands up to all the challenges that surfing throws at you.   Now that’s epic, dude!

Our water sport sunglasses, FLO, Typhoon and Surge are the solutions you’ve been looking for.

When you can see better, you can play harder – and longer.  Our technologically advanced polarised surfing sunglasses cut out 100% of UVA and B radiation and 99% of blinding glare. What’s more, the smart hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coatings on both inner and outer lens surfaces will keep your vision clear – even if the spray is pumping.

And no stress about losing your glasses while you let it rip.  Our failsafe leash system will keep your surfing glasses tethered to you at all times, no matter how massive the wipeout or how rapid the roll.  They’re coming along for the ride with you.  Every. Single. Time.

Our surfing sunglasses are also built to last. Their unbreakable ‘shape-memory’ TR90 frames incorporate a patented venting system to counteract lens fogging, and if you choose the Typhoon or Surge frames, you’ll get the added benefit of soft TPU padding.  This acts like a fender to dampen any impact force and is a really comfortable interface between the face and the frame, making these two models the perfect fit for extended sessions in the water as part of the great Aussie surfing community.

The Key Features Of Our Frame Technology

Surge with leash system

Surge with leash system

With Australia’s myriad diverse waterways, it’s possible to participate in paddleboarding of all genres including paddle-surfing, leisurely flatwater paddling and competitive SUP racing.

Our watersports-mad team at Lip Sunglasses made it their personal mission to create versatile sunglasses solutions that solved all the problems they’d experienced while out on their SUP boards.  Now you can get the benefit of their expertise and insider knowledge with our FLO, Typhoon and Surge models.

The best model for you will depend on your preferred water conditions and your style of paddleboarding.

Let’s look at some of the options:

For leisure paddling on calm and flat waters, our FLO sunglasses are ideal.  These are remarkably light and easy to wear and they come with a wide selection of frame and lens options to suit your style.  They also float, so if you fall off your board and lose your sunglasses, you can easily retrieve them.

If you’re involved in a more dynamic SUP experience in the ocean or in a competitive racing environment, you should consider our Surge or Typhoon models.  The reason for this is that these have a built-in leash system which is guaranteed not to fail – so you’ll never become detached from your sunglasses.

These two models are not only ideal paddle boarding sunglasses, they’re also perfect rowing sunglasses too.  They keep your eyes fully protected from the elements and give you the clarity of vision you need to identify hazards before they become problematic.  Plus you’ll look the business with the stylish frames and wide range of lens finishes to suit your personal taste.  As they say in Australia, these watershades are an absolute ripper, mate!

Invest in your eyes with Lip SUP Sunglasses

If you want to look, feel and BE the real deal, say hello to the best sunglasses for paddle boarding – Lip Sunglasses.

No more red, tired and scratchy eyes.  No more squinting through the glaring reflections and blinding sun.  No chance of damaging UV rays creeping in.  No more blurry vision because of water spots and greasy smears.  With our range of polarised paddle boarding sunglasses, you can have the best time exploring Australia’s incredible SUP locations.

Which Surfing Sunglasses Are Best for You?

surfing with sunglasses

surfing with sunglasses

You know your sport best and which conditions you love to surf in.  Whether it’s laidback longboard sunset sessions or exhilarating overhead barrelling sets at full tide, we’ve got the surfing sunglasses to amp up your experience.

We have three models of specialised sunglasses for surfing – FLO, Typhoon and Surge – each of which comes with a wide selection of lens options.

If you’re into surfing or surf foiling in gentle waves, our FLO surfing sunglasses are a practical and lightweight solution.  They’re also our only floating model, so they’ll bob on the surface of the ocean ready to be retrieved if they get knocked off.   And while they don’t come with a leash system to tether the glasses to you, it’s really easy to add a simple retainer.

Our Typhoon and Surge watersports models are designed for more robust conditions – like the big swells of the Southern Ocean at Bells Beach and the famous surf breaks near Margaret River.  Anywhere that you find long riptides, white water and currents demands a more resilient sunglasses solution – and Lip Sunglasses has just the thing.

Both our Typhoon and Surge models incorporate a 100% guaranteed failsafe leash and retainer system, so even if they come loose in an epic wipeout, you won’t watch your investment sink. These models were initially designed as windsurfing glasses to withstand robust conditions out on windy waters, so they’re ideally suited to surfing.

We’ve also teamed up with world-class lens manufacturers like ZEISS, to bring you the best surfing sunglasses in the world.  They’re the perfect symphony of style and substance.

The Surge and Typhoon lenses incorporate a patented venting system to counteract any fogging, plus we offer an additional anti-fog coating on some of our lenses.  All our surfing sunglasses have hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings (meaning they’re water repellent and dirt repellent), so when spray does land on your lenses, the water simply beads up and falls away giving you a clear view to read the water, pick the perfect break and avoid any paddle battle.  How epic is that?

Avoid surfer’s eye with LiP Surf Sunglasses

man with sunglasses

man with sunglasses

Why is that many surfers choose not to wear surfing sunglasses, despite the known risks to eye health?

We understand the reasons.  We’ve been involved in surfing for long enough to know that a disappointing experience with broken, lost or fiddly sunglasses makes people reluctant to try again. Reticence to wear surfing sunglasses can also be due to the outdated perception that they make you look like an alien.  No-one wants to be that weird dude in the line-up.

Trust us.  With our stylish range of shades that have been designed by surfers, for surfers, you’ll be the envy of your mates.  Our Surge and Typhoon sunglasses are appealing to the eye, impossible to lose and will do more than you ask of them.  Your eyes will thank you.

Lip Sunglasses’ surfing eyewear is built to withstand the powerful forces of the ocean and regardless of whether you are in the water, under the water or on top of the water, they’ll give your eyes the solid protection they need.

Maybe it’s time to be that person in the line-up who has done their research on surfing eyewear and is leading the revolution?


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