I love this hat. Used it in 3 ft surf on my longboard and no problems whatsoever. The design is well thought out. What i like? Comfortable. Brim keeps sun out of my eyes in early morning sessions. Keeps my long hair out of my eyes and offers protection from sun. Stays on and secure, with a safety release if needed. The previous hat i was using (a different brand altogether) got entangled around a coiled body board leash and around my neck. This purchase was a no brainer after that. I encourage all hat and head gear users to relook their equipment to avoid this from happening to you. Stay safe!