Ensure kids are sunsafe this summer with the Little Surfers range of kids rash vests. Offering both long and short sleeve options from classic beach brands O’Neill, Quiksilver, Roxy and Saltrock, and new for 2023 Muddy Puddles, all offer a UPF50+ rating giving you peace of mind that children’s delicate skin is protected.
- Protection from harmful UV rays
- Quick drying and comfortable to wear
- Added warmth on cooler, cloudier days
- Skin protection from sand and scrapes when bodyboarding or surfing
- Fun prints, classic styling
Wetsuits work by catching a thin layer of water between your skin and the neoprene. Your body heats up this water and keeps you warm so it’s imperative that the wetsuit fits properly or cold water will flush the warm water out. Neoprene acts as insulation against the colder water so the thicker the neoprene the better the warmer the wetsuit.
Off to Cornwall for the first time with children? Bodyboarding is an easy and fun accessible watersports for all the family. Young children can get involved very easily at the edge of the breakers and older teens can really pick some speed up further out so it really should be on your “To DO” list this summer. In our experience we have found the North Cornish Coast to be best for bodyboarding (correct me if I’m wrong!)
Using various sources (Cornwall Live and Tripadvisor mainly) but drawing from my personal experience of visiting Cornwall every year, here our my Top 5….
- Gwithian beach, Cornwall
My personal favourite - miles and miles of endless sandy beach means you never feel crowded here. There is a bit of a walk from the car park (and display your ticket in the windscreen not the side window - £60 fine ☹) to the beach but it is worth it. Life guarded sections keep surfers separate from the bodyboarders and the waves just roll in.
Kids wetsuits are no longer only found in surf shops and niche online stores, they can now even be seen in supermarkets but are they something that you should be buying alongside your baked beans or is it worth investing in a really good kids wetsuit? Well, we certainly think investing in a high-quality kids wetsuit is essential for a happy holiday and this is why…
There is now a petition calling for a national ban expanded polystyrene bodyboards after 16,000 of them were left on our beaches last year.
480 snapped plastic bodyboards were recovered from just two south-west beaches by Keep Britain Tidy ‘Beach Care’ programme. The bodyboards, were collected from Watergate Bay in Cornwall and Croyde Bay in Devon, and were found littered on beaches, dumped in sand dunes or left abandoned beside rubbish bins.
Unfortunately, when the foamed polystyrene bodyboards snap, they release hundreds and thousands of miniature polystyrene ‘balls’ into the marine environment, posing a direct threat to wildlife.
Foamed polystyrene is a type of plastic that when puffed with air is lightweight, buoyant and water resistant making them a good, cheap beginner bodyboard. Ideally people should be just using them in the smaller, white breakers a