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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Avoid a Sunburn With These Tips

When you’re out on the azure waters, embarking on the adventure that is Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing, it is easy to overlook one of the essential ingredients needed for enjoying the outdoors in Miami: sun block. Even if you do remember to put on sun block, with all the salt water around, you’re going to want a little extra protection. Here are some tips for avoiding a sunburn:

Wear a wide brimmed hat.  They keep the sun off your neck and ears.
Wear a long sleeved shirt. It’s the easiest way to keep the sun off your arms, and there are lightweight long-sleeved shirts that will keep you cool.
Don’t wear a V-Neck.  Unless you don’t mind that little pink V in the middle of your chest.
Wear pants.  Again there are plenty of lightweight options.
Keep your socks on in the skiff.  You shouldn’t cast from the bow of the boat wearing flats boots because you can’t feel the line under your feet, but with bare feet the tops of your feet can get burned.  With socks on you can feel your fly line but your feet are protected.
Wear sunsleeves.  If you really prefer short-sleeved shirts, sunsleeves are a great option to keep your forearms protected.
Wear a Buff.  There’s a reason pretty much all flats guides use them – it’s a simple, versatile way to keep sun off your head and face.  Lots of different brands work great.
Use good sunscreen.  Since you’re taking the time to lather it on, be sure it’s high quality stuff.
Reapply sunscreen.  No sunscreen lasts all day.  Reapply when you’re out on the water.  Lunchtime is an excellent marker.
Stand in the shade. You can lose track of time when fishing, so spend it under the shade when you can.
Wear sun gloves.  They take a little getting used to, but they keep the sun off one of the most vulnerable parts of your body.
Use lip protection.  A cracked, nasty bottom lip is no fun.  Don’t forget the chap stick with sun protection.

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  1. In the midst of all the worldly hustle, we forget to enjoy our lives. As simple as diving into the water can take our mind of the world but we never appreciate it so, thank you for this.

  2. Fishing in Miami is a dream of mine. But i am also worried about the skin and thanks to you for the lovely tips here to protect the skin from sunburn.