Back on thread, Bedajim and ourselves did two lumpy trips to the Scillies this year. Jim and Missus were fully Gecko'd we were not. The 2nd trip back was 3 hrs of walls of water constantly over the head, my eyes were in agony. It was so bad that I had to close them momentarilly to allow my tears to flush the salt out. This itself was dodgy as I needed to see what was coming on a split second bases. We surf as a family, so briny in the face is not uncommon, but when driven in by wind over a period of time, it's a different matter.
I will be buying helmets over the winter.