We developed the Crossen Surf Hat in response to the need for a new era of well-designed technical hats that actually perform and adapt to all types of surf, small and large.
Based upon years of research surfing in the sun-blazing tropics, it’s easily apparent that wearing a hat enables much longer, better quality surf sessions. A hat, even a slimmed down one like ours, protects your eyes, head, and ears from the sun, which allows you to surf much longer and with much more energy and less dehydration than without wearing a hat.
A good surf hat should not come off while duck-diving and should be useable in very large surf as well. Almost every hat available today has a stiff, baseball cap-like brim, which makes duck-diving difficult to impossible and becomes a liability in larger waves/conditions. Other hats do not cinch tightly, and their brim and bulk do not allow you to remove your hat if you want to surf without.
If you don’t want to wear our hat, while paddling out or if clouds enter the picture, etc., it can disappear; ours easily compresses and stashes away in a boardshorts’ pocket, no problem. If you simply want a hat without the chin straps hanging down, you can tuck them away easily into the top of the hat.
Our hats are made with high-quality, quick-drying, color-fast nylon fabric, non-chaffing webbing straps, low profile center-release buckles, refined stitching, and excellent production and quality-control: our hats will withstand years and years of non-stop abuse.
We also offer our hat in hi-vis colors, to help protect from drop-ins/poaches and to make sure your friends are checking you out.
A great surf hat must perform exceptionally well on many different levels; we believe ours does and will be an asset on any wave in the world. Use it surfing, kiting, paddleboarding, kayaking – whatever your pleasure.