In stock now, FINIS announces the Surge Polarized goggle, a comfortable goggle ideal for open water and marathon swimmers. With an extra wide curved lens, the swimmer is able to sight buoys, boats and hazards with more clarity and more confidence. The shape also serves to reduce distortion of one’s peripheral vision causing less strain to the eyes. With an over-molded polyurethane frame, pressure is evenly distributed across the face, making the Surge comfortable even after long hours of swimming.
According to Luane Rowe, Winner of the 2011 Waikiki Roughwater Swim “I rely on the Surge goggle for all of my open water swims. The wide curved lens enables peripheral viewing, and the polarized lens allows for excellent clarity by cutting down on glare. Both of these features are advantageous when sighting in the open water and helps me pick the straightest course. No matter how long the distance I swim in the open water I can always rely on the Surge Goggle to provide comfort without sacrificing durability. Overall the Surge goggle allows me to be my best in all conditions of open water swimming.”
What are Polarized Lenses?
Polarization is used to reduce glare from the sun. Light from the sun comes horizontally, vertically or diagonally. When sunlight bounces off the water of a pool, lake or river, it does so horizontally. In order to reduce the glare from water, a film is applied to the polarized surface that contains vertical stripes. These stripes allow light to enter vertically, but do not allow the horizontal light off the water to come through, therefore blocking the glare. When swimming, polarized goggles are important as they protect the retina from UVA/UVB rays and reduce eyestrain that is essential during long open water swims.