Australia is famous for being a surfer’s paradise, but the harsh impact of ocean waves can cause painful abrasion and rashes. That’s why Australian surfers were the first to use rashies, or rash guards, to protect their skin through long days in the water. Nowadays, rashies are commonplace in other water sports like scuba diving and wake boarding, and have even made their way to land — mixed martial arts fighters often wear rashies to protect them from mat burn.
Whether or not your son is an aspiring surfer, our short or long-sleeved rashies will help protect his skin from friction and the harmful effects of Australia’s scorching sun. Like all our products, our kids rashies are made from UPF50+ fabric, meaning that they block 98% of UVA and UVB rays. Best of all, your children will be delighted about wearing our swimwear, since it comes in bright, exciting colours and prints. Our amazing Italian fabric is lightweight, breathable, and chlorine-resistant, so it will hold its shape for years to come while also protecting your mini sandcrab’s skin from chlorinated indoor pools. Babies can wear our rashies too, since we stock sizes for kids from 12 months to 12 years of age. Mini Sandcrabs bathers are all about combining style and substance — now you don’t have to settle for boring designs for the sake of sun protection.
Our rashies are perfect for layering and easy to mix-and-match. In fact, a rashie paired with swimshorts or boardshorts is the signature Mini Sandcrabs look. Find our amazing products in children’s boutiques across Australia, pharmacies and international holiday resorts, or place an order on our website. We’re confident you and your kids will love our bathers as much as we do!
Boardshorts have quite a history when it comes to their name. They were originally called surf trunks, made to fulfill a need for swimshorts durable enough to stand up to harsh waves. In fact, the first boardshorts were made from sturdy boat canvas. Later, an innovative surfer named Dave Rochlen created the first pair of “jams,” a colourful, bohemian spin on existing varieties of surf trunks.
Thanks to high-tech modern fabrics, there’s no need to manufacture today’s boardshorts or “boardies” from boat canvas. Durable, lightweight, and breathable Mini Sandcrabs boardshorts will keep their shape and colour through repeated exposure to heavily chlorinated indoor pools while still being gentle on sensitive skin. Most importantly, like all our children’s swimwear, they’re rated UPF50+, meaning that they block out 98% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Your little surfer will love wearing our boardshorts, since their bright, funky prints are designed to delight kids while easing the minds of sun-conscious parents. Now there’s no need to compromise style for safety! For extra protection during long days at the beach, layer a pair of boardshorts with a short or long-sleeved kids rashies. Even babies can wear our amazing products, since they come in a wide range of sizes for kids from 3 months to 12 years of age.
Many fashionable children’s boutiques and pharmacies across Australia stock our line, and also international holiday resorts, but if you’re not located near a stockist, you can place on order through our easy to use online ordering form. If you have any problems ordering, or have a question about one of our products, please get in touch and we’ll get back to you shortly. We love hearing feedback from our customers!