YOU ARE AN EXPERT SURFER
You surf intensively, it is your favourite sport. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line up, duck dive under the breaking waves if you are on a shortboard, or turtle roll if you are on a longboard. You show commitment in powerful waves of more than one metre. We have designed a range for you that is suited to your intensive practice and your body shape.
UV protection even when wet.
The fabric of this OLAIAN UV-resistant product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). This guarantees effective protection from the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports. UV radiation is filtered by the density of the textile fibres, for long-lasting protection, even after washing. Caution: the elastane contained in the fleece part may deteriorate in chlorinated water.
WHAT DOES UPF 50+ MEAN?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardised worldwide.
It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through.
To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVB and 98% of UVA rays.
LEG PROTECTION DURING YOUR SURF SESSION
These leggings help reduce rubbing against the board and wax, especially around the knees when lying down on the board and inner thighs when sitting on the board.
A system for support and stability in waves.
The body-shaping waistband and the drawstring help the leggings to stay in place even when you fall off the board in the waves.We recommend wearing a 500 or 900 women's UV protection T-shirt (available in short sleeve and long sleeve versions) in addition to these leggings in order to be well protected.
Multi water sports UV protection leggings
Our UV protection products are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers.Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Behaviour when in the sun
Although this product gives protection from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from water, sand, etc.), heat, time of day, etc. must be taken into account.Wearing this product does not exempt the wearer from following the relevant advice:wear sunglasses, wear a hat or cap, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, drink regularly, etc.
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's new surfing and bodyboarding brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a swimsuit or wetsuit and then on the same day test it directly in the sea to check it stays in place in the waves.