Ninja Surf Club!? Who wouldn't? Corduroy has whales, and Ninjas chop sharks, so could this hat be seen as a surfing safety device? Probably not. Also, pound-for-pound corduroy soaks up the more liquid than any other material on earth. Ever pee in your corduroy pants? Me neither. For sure not ever in first grade. From totally different experiences though, corduroy is probably the best surfing helmet material. Decent hat material.