Protecting one’s skin while learning how to surf is very important to many of our surf students. Protecting our skin while teaching our students is also very important to the North Shore Surf Girls…So we usually wear long sleeve surf shirts, long leggings and Coolibar surfing gloves.. A word on the importance of protecting your hands from the sun while surfing; the skin on the back of your hands is very thin and easily damaged by the sun, also when you paddle your surf board the back of your hand facing up and very exposed to the sun….