Irreverent Surfing Icon Creates Signature Sunglass and RX Frame
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 April, 2014 - Carlsbad - Spy introduces the Neptune a frame designed under the direction of surfing icon Joel Tudor. “I worked with Spy to create a sunglass I would be Happy to wear all the time, and I’m really excited about the final result,” says Joel Tudor. “It has clean, classic lines and doesn’t look like anything else out there. I couldn’t be more stoked.”
The latest addition to Spy’s premium, vintage-inspired Crosstown Collection, the Neptune is constructed from handmade acetate, and features a streamlined frame with soft edges that house Spy’s revolutionary Happy Lens™—a color and contrast-enhancing lens that let’s in the sun’s “good” rays (long-wave blue light) that studies suggest create an uplift in mood and alertness, while still blocking the sun’s “bad” rays (short-wave blue light and UV rays).
The Spy Happy Lens™ also features color and contrast enhancement and the option of glare-reducing polarization for an instantly happier view of the world.
“Joel has a unique, distinguishable style in the water, and it was important for us to create a piece that embodied that,” says Chris Abad, Spy surf team manager. “He’s also been very vocal about how the Happy Lens makes colors crisper, so we made sure to include the only Lens with Benefits in each colorway of Joel’s signature Neptune.”
As a two-time ASP World Longboard Champion and world-renowned grappler, Joel Tudor has been an instrumental voice in keeping both surfing and jiu-jitsu pure. A fan of good company, Joel happily shares space on the Crosstown roster with Ryan Burch, Lindsay Perry, Nate Tyler, Darrell Mathes and Ray Barbee.
The Neptune is available in four distinct colorways—1956 Tort, Dark Tort, Black and Matte Black—and lands in hand-selected retail locations this week. In addition to the Neptune, Joel’s signature ophthalmic frame—the Tudor—will offer those in need of vision correction the chance to See Happy, and can be found at Spy RX dealers and online.