SurfEars Blog

The Torchbearers, the nutjobs and the misfits.
October 11, 2018

It’s not the first time we post something about Ireland on this blog, our love for their wild Atlantic coastline is no secret.  Made in Ireland, is a three part series produced by Red Bull featuring many of Ireland’s key surfing figures including SurfEars ambassadors Conor Maguire, Barry Mottershead and Ollie O’Flaherty. The videos give good insight to the Irish […]

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 […]

The beaches are threatened
September 7, 2018

Photo above: Jordan Godley. The ocean is the source of our pleasure as well as the life on this planet. Still we, as in humans, are not treating the ocean well, and as surfers we often get to experience the consequences first hand. The amount of plastic dumped daily into the ocean is too large […]

Irish beauty and an extraordinary friendship
June 29, 2018

George Karbus is a wildlife, water and landscape photographer based in County Clare on the Irish west coast. Freediving with his camera he has a truly mind-blowing portfolio witnessing of many close encounters with ocean wildlife. After spending a lot of time with a local dolphin, George has developed a good understanding of animal behavior […]

Jordan made the ocean his office
June 11, 2018

Last year in April Jordan Godley left his job as an accountant to follow his passion and spend all his time as a photographer. A bold move that many dream about or consider, but only a few goes through with. Jordan, what was your considerations and what made you take the step to quit your […]

UnReality Check
May 30, 2018

Words by John Angiulo. Photos by Jonathan Nimerfroh.  I’m sitting underneath a palapa (wood and palm leaf hut) on the beach in Mexico. A left point break sits in front of me and the waves warble in the now onshore wind but still hold an alluring shape. I’m with five friends and we are awaiting the […]

Mexi Log Fest: A Cooperative Competition
May 24, 2018

Words by John Angiulo. Photos by Jonathan Nimerfroh.  Loggin is a subculture within surfing. Like all subcultures it has its own style, sensibilities, power players, fans, haters and legends. In case you don’t know, loggin is riding a heavily glassed single fin longboard. Good loggin is done with style, personal flair, technical mastery and undeniable flow. […]