SurfEars Blog

Doctor Douglas Hetzler – The Kelly Slater of Surfer’s Ear Surgery
October 4, 2018

A few of us from the SurfEars team took a quick trip to the United Kingdom last week to meet with the legendary Doctor Douglas Hetzler from Santa Cruz, California. We were fortunate enough to catch him during the 2018 Surfing Medicine International – World  Conference in Newquay, Cornwall. Dr. Hetzler is definitely one of […]

Eclectic Eccentricity
June 5, 2019

I just got back from the MexiLogFest, one of the premier longboarding events in the world.  As is to be expected, many people keep asking how the competition went. All I can answer is I don’t think of it like a contest. I think of it like a festival. It does say it in the […]

Meet Dr. Haruka Nakanishi
May 28, 2019

Curved and Narrow Ears…  Japanese surfers have the tendency to have narrow and curved ear canals, and it is a reason why surfer’s ear surgery is more difficult for Asian surfers. Dr. Haruka Nakanishi (pictured above with Mick Fanning) adopted the chisel technique from Dr. Hetzler about six years ago and since then he has […]

Bali and the Bluff
May 11, 2019

It feels like only yesterday that the world title showdown was happening at Pipeline, with Medina going full blown next level to claim his second World Title crown and Stephanie Gilmore cruising to her seventh. I am confident that I am not the only one thinking where the hell the last 5 months went. Nonetheless, […]

Why Surfing is ‘Better’ in Sweden
March 21, 2019

 I have just woken up on my sixth morning from a good night sleep in my rental car, parked 30 metres from the waves at Anchor Point in Morocco. It’s 8am, the sun has not risen, but the early morning light is enough to peer through my foggy windscreen and see about 10 people already […]

Conner Coffin Joins SurfEars as a Global Ambassador
February 28, 2019

SurfEars and Creatures of Leisure (our global distributor of SurfEars) are stoked to announce the signing of Conner Coffin as a global ambassador, alongside 2x World champ Tom Carroll. Together, we are on a worldwide mission to helping surfers and extreme water athletes protect their ears while staying fully connected to their environment. Conner is a 25-year-old […]

Common Surfer’s Ear Questions
February 12, 2019

Exostosis can be an earful so we decided to simplify some of the common questions among surfers and extreme water athletes…pun intended:  What is Surfer’s Ear? → Surfer’s Ear (Exostosis) is extra bone growth in the ear canal typically caused by the cooling effects of repeated exposure to cold water and wind.  Surfer’s Ear is common […]

Ultimate Freedom Part II: The Road to Africa
December 19, 2018

 In the last part, we gave you a small insight in our previous lives, the preparations of our trip and the ups and downs of living on the road in a twenty-year-old English car with your significant other.  I want to tell you a bit more about our journey towards Africa that brought us through the […]