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 […]

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 […]

Breakdown to the Showdown
December 6, 2018

Photo above by Timo Jarvinen. Historically at Surf Ears, we are not strictly competitive surf-crazed fans, biting on our nails every time the next WSL event draws near. To be honest we probably get more of a kick out of some unknown surfer doing a serious hack in the pocket of an unknown wave off the […]

Jaw dropping week in Hawaii
November 29, 2018

Photo above by Austin Moore. Waimea Bay. What a week of surfing! Wait we shouldn’t even say “a week”. In just the last three days we’ve seen some groundbreaking surfing and history go down around the world. Well, mainly the small islands of Hawaii. Let’s start with golden girl Stephanie Gilmore, who notched up her 7th world title […]

Ultimate Freedom: Traveling the world in a 4×4 Land Rover
November 18, 2018

Meet Jens. He quit his job, surfs, and lives out of a 4×4 Land Rover with his girlfriend, Julia. More than one year ago he decided to get rid of his daily life routine to start something completely new. He quit his solid full-time job, sold almost all his belongings (except surfboards and cameras) and […]