SurfEars Blog

Stories for the Seas – a coffee table book. Now available for pre-order!
September 1, 2020

  A limited-edition 270 page Coffee Table Book packed with beautiful images from the oceans around the world. By purchasing this book you are supporting non-profits organizations who are working to protect the oceans.  “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time […]

Underwater noise pollution
August 27, 2020

The ocean is a noisy place.  Just like an ocean swell, sound waves travel very far underwater. In fact, sound can travel five times faster and further through water than air, and sunlight does not penetrate very deeply so many marine species use sound instead of vision as their primary sense. Whales and dolphins have […]

Clear ears: a trick to surf at your best
July 23, 2020

Words by Brandon Rasman, MSc, PhD Candidate. Overlooking your vestibular system? Let’s visualize a scenario. After catching a wave, you turn around and paddle back to the line-up. Out towards the horizon a fresh set is rolling in – these are the waves you’ve been waiting for. You paddle harder. Your heart rate rises with […]

Surfing in Portugal: An interview with Miguel Blanco
July 15, 2020

Born and raised in Portugal, Miguel Blanco, 24 years old, is one of Portugal’s finest professional surfers.  How did you get into surfing?  I got into surfing when I was 7 years old. I was just a normal kid you know. I had a lot of energy growing up so I tried every single sport […]

Quarantine Outer Banks
June 30, 2020

Quarantined on an island and isolated from the rest of the world might sound like a nightmare for some. But if you are a 12-year-old grom, into surfing and up for scoring pumping surf with only a few people around, it’s quite the opposite. This is Will Deane surfing on the Outer Banks in North Carolina during 3 months […]

The Best Waves are Close to Home
April 8, 2020

Have you noticed that you seem to have the most fun surfing around home at your local spots? Obviously, some people are blessed to grow up next to world class waves, others lesser known waves and some in places where waves are sporadic, icy cold and well below average. But on those days where the […]

Times Are A-Changin – Plugs are in!
March 16, 2020

There was a time about 15 years ago when I began surfing on the wave abundant coast of eastern Australia, where seeing a good surfer wearing a set of ears plugs was rarer than spotting Big Foot in the Sahara. However now when I go for a surf down at the local, it is uncommon […]