Surf guide and surf resort owner, Mentawai islands, Indonesia
Lucky enough to live in the Mentawai Islands, possibly the best surf zone in the world for quality, consistency and variety. I spend my days hosting and guiding the guests of Pitstop Hill Mentawai into some of the best waves they’ve ever seen!
Mid last year I was knocked off inside a barrel at one of my local breaks. The side of my head slapped the surface of the water so hard that by the time I was pushed under I had a piercing pain from my ear. Even after weeks out of the water, I’d lost my confidence in the surf, fearing that it might happen again. Soon after I took a break from the islands to visit California. Standing in a surf shop there, looking for a solution, and confused by the range of ear-plugs available I asked the shop assistant for his assistance. He was adamant that SurfEars were the only choice, and I’m so glad I took his advice!