I surf and kitesurf in the Caribbean a lot and needed a hat to protect my skin. I couldn’t find any my size. I searched the internet and am happy to say this hat fits perfectly and looks cute. I have yet to try it surfing. Thank you!
I love my KAIOLA hat! I have been wearing it daily while surfing in the Australian sun, and it has been an absolute game-changer. It protects my face and neck from the harsh sun and stays in place even during the most intense waves.
I am so happy with my purchase and can confidently say this is the best surf hat I have ever owned. The quality is top-notch, and the design is both stylish and functional. I highly recommend the KAIOLA hat to any surfer looking for a reliable and durable surf hat.
Thank you for creating such a fantastic product; keep up the great work!
Best surf hat around! I have two of these and I love them
I haven’t worn a hat in the water before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but after I got used to the “feeling” of tunnel vision and realized I could still see everything I settled in. The hat DID NOT come off. It didn’t choke me. It was easy to remove whenever I wanted to (I practiced per the instructions). I had more sun coverage than I’ve had before (which I need as someone with a history of melanoma). The hat did flip up a lot when I was popping up which really only made me look like a surfing pilgrim… and could be more as a result of my body anatomy than the hat’s general function. Overall I’m VERY happy with it and the decision I made to buy the bucket hat instead of the baseball cap for increased coverage. You will not regret it!
This is the only surf hat I’ve ever worn that’s actually stayed on in the water!! Such a great hat, thanks Kaiola!
It was a gift, and she loves it!
This hat is amazing -so far it’s duck dive and wipe out proof (after a month of heavy use). I am just between a small and medium and ordered a medium so I can wear it over my wetsuit hood on sunny winter days. I do wish the brim was a bit wider - my chin is often exposed to the sun, which isn’t an issue with wide brimmed hats I wear on land. Still, it provides better side coverage than a ball cap would (and idk how a wider brim would do underwater). I saw one review mentioning the clip takes some getting used to, but I had no issues
Very well executed design. It does a great job balancing sun protection with vision. I sometimes flip the brim before paddling in, but it's not necessary. I've used it in up to head high surf and no issues with it coming off. I don't love the sensation of this semi-floppy thing being strapped to my head while being flogged by white water, but there's no getting around that. Overall, very happy I splurged for this premium option. And I expect to wear this hat for a lot more than just surfing
I love that I can flip the hat up and it stays!
I love the hat. Great material. It keeps my hair away from my face and of course provides UV protection. It stays on even on the bigger days provided the wipe-outs are not that gnarly. I recommend it.
Like the cap I have it’s great quality and fit!
Best surf hat ever. Ditch both the sunscreen and sunglasses. I struggle in the lineup when it’s too bright and surf-specific sunglasses just don’t work for me. This is a total solution, you will not be disappointed!
Bought this for my wife. She loves it. Much better looking than other surf hats.
Just got my black bucket hat and love it! I have been out in big waves and it performs well and stays on! I have a look-alike bucket surf hat that just does not perform like my Kaiola. I find my Kaiola hat great for other activities such as mowing the lawn, riding a bike, and just hanging with the grandkids at the beach. Thanks for making a great hat!