Oneill Ninja full face hood - WTF!?

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better than sunscreen
for the part it covers
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4 out of 5 surf docs recommend full face hoods for their patients who use hoods
 

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I guess it depends on the day.

I'm not sure i'd want this on a big messy day, but chest and clean on a super cold day, hell yeah, i'd be out there and happy about it.
 

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in the bathroom
I’d never use one but have seen guys out in blizzard surf or heavy nor’easter use them. definitely would require a well timed paddle out.
 

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I feel like I might panic duckdiving with this thing on my face, 5/7 wouldnt bang
 

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A couple of guys at my home break wear something similar under their hoods on the coldest days of the year. to cover more of their faces. When the wind chill is at or below zero you need anything you can get to keep warm.

crazy currents on days like that?
 

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my old co-worker covered Head to Toe. He spends 6+ hours Kiting, Winging and surfing in Indo with NO food or water during that time.

The guys in Indo etc are shocked he doesnt die in full suit etc. with no nutrients during his 6+ hour sessions.
I've kited with this dude at Lopez - he is really REALLY good on foil.