Zinka is a California company created by Mike Rodgers, a surfer who realized the importance of having a Nosecoat that was both waterproof and a complete block from the sun. Zinka’s Nosecoat and Lip Protector were first released on the beaches and lakes of California. It spread across the nation and quickly became an international rage. Zinka’s pioneering of colored zinc oxide was a hallmark of the eighties. Nearly twenty years later, Zinka remains the number one choice of surfers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.