Polarized sunglasses didn't work for me in the waves.
I found that I could not judge the wave coming towards me.
So I would take the glasses off and let them dangle around my neck.
This resulted in much improved depth perception.
I didn't understand the immediate improvement, so I repeated the test several times.
My theory is that the polarized lens causes you see thru the water surface.
But I want to look AT the wave, not look IN to the wave.
It is the glare of the wave face that actually defines the exact position and speed of the wave.
Polarized lenses may be ok for flat water and fishing,
but not for kiting in real breaking waves. WW
Hello Windyway and great observation that i was going to talk about soon
The actual theory has to do at what time of day you kite in those nice waves
It has to do with how high the sun is in the sky (the more it is over head the worst it is in waves)
It is true that you cannot see the "shiny reflections" on wave face to judge where they are
And that is the problem...you are experiencing "flat light and no more 3D"
Sun being overhead beams down on a "45 degrees angled wave face"
Think about moguls skiers...same thing ...never polar lenses...they could not see bumps or icy patch
If you are a middle of the day surfkiter it is best to use Transitions lenses (changeable non-polar)
Or simply tinted sunlenses with uv treatment.
I will explain later on an array of ideas in Plano power (no RX) or in backside digital prescriptions