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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we can’t overstate the importance of sun protection in the summer. The reality of the paddlesports world is that you’re adventuring where there’s little shade to shield you from the sun’s gaze and the unrelenting glare off of the water.
As the weather starts heating up and sweaty, sunny days out on the water await us, have you got your fishing wardrobe ready? The best thing you can do for your comfort and skin protection when you’re out kayak or SUP fishing in the sun is to opt for a long-sleeve shirt made out of light, breathable material.
We all understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, but what have you done lately to protect your kayaks outer layer from those same harmful UV rays? After long periods of time exposed to sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation can destroy almost anything it comes into contact with.
After four consecutive weekends of ACK events this month, I’ve gotten my fair share of sun. It’s been a lot of fun, but the bad news is that I haven’t done my best to consider sun protection while I’ve been out there.
ACK Web Developer Jeremy Arntz is one of the company’s most frequent paddlers who is typically found on the water at Austin’s Lake Travis once or twice a week. Recently, he landed a new piece of gear and wanted to share his excitement about it – the Kelty Noah’s Tarp.