We’re not talking about looking cool or keeping your temper under control; we’re talking about keeping your temperature under control.

Here are a few suggestions from the staff at Hagan Coastal Outfitters:

  1. Get a good straw hat. We have plenty of options at HCO
  2. Wear a buff and cool it down by dipping it in the water regularly
  3. Drink plenty of water.
  4. Carry a nice Yeti Cooler or Cooler Bag from Gecko to keep your drinks cold all-day
  5. Wear a lightweight PFD.
  6. Wear light-colored clothing
  7. Wear lightweight quick-drying clothing. We carry hi-tech, breathable materials that actually get cooler when wet.
  8. Take an occasional dip. If the water is clean, jump in and cool off. With the proper clothing you’ll dry off in no time.
  9. Use a high-quality breathable sunscreen. We carry Sun Bum which works great and feels like you’re not wearing anything.
  10. Invest in a cooling towel. We carry them and they get cold when wet.

We hope these tips help you have a more enjoyable time on the water in these crazy hot days. Stay safe and we will see you out there!