australia's surfing coast

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Sun safety

Sun safety - // Australia's surfing coast //

When you are having as much fun in the sun as surfing brings it is important to be sun safe. Make sure you follow the NSW Cancer Council’s Sunsmart guidelines and slip, slop, slap:


... on a rash-vest (the longer the sleeves the better) and cover up with a shirt, sarong or towel when you are out of the water.


... on sunscreen.

Make sure you:
  • Apply Sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you go out in the sun;
  • Make sure you apply enough - 30ml (or a golf ball-sized amount) covers an average-sized adult wearing a bathing suit;
  • Reapply your sunscreen every two hours after surfing.

    Don’t forget spots like under your eyes, your ears, lips, shoulders, behind your knees and on top of your feet.


... cover up with sun protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and sunscreen to keep out harmful rays all year long.

And remember that the sun's rays are strongest between 11am and 3pm.

More information:
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