Surf Glossary - U: From UV radiation to unsponsored


UV radiation

As a surfer, you should protect yourself from it. So do not forget to use sunscreen. A little tip: UV radiation also harms your surfboard and wetsuit. After surfing, you should always pack your surfboard back into your boardbag and rinse your wetsuit with fresh water and dry in the shade.


A surfer who participates in professional competitions, travel expenses, surf material, entry fees etc. paid out of pocket, is an unsponsored surfer. These surfers often have a completely white surfboard as a sign that they have no sponsor. The goal of the surfers is to place themselves in competitions so well that sponsors are aware of them.