Conner Coffin is a 25-year-old accomplished and stylish competitive surfer from Santa Barbara, California and is currently the top-ranked USA surfer in the world, after finishing 7th on the WSL Jeep Leaderboard during the 2018 competitive season.
Coffin spends a majority of his days in the water, both competing and training for events. He knows the importance of effective and comfortable earplugs in order to prevent painful and common issues like surfers ear. Coffin comes from a long line of surfers, some of which have experienced ear troubles, something Conner is preventing by partnering with SurfEars.
“I’ve been wearing ear plugs for the last several years when I surf. My uncle, dad and brother have all had surfers ear surgery and I’m doing my best to prevent it!” - Conner Coffin, WCT Surfer
A remarkable competitive career, with back to back word titles in 1983 and 1984 and a total of 26 wins on the world tour, including three times Pipemaster in 87, 90, and 91 (where he made that revolutionary snap). Tom Carroll is a true legend of the sport. “Finally after a long painful period of avoidance, my left ear was surgically cleared of exostosis (surfer’s ear), SurfEars couldn’t have come at a better time in my life, Thank You SurfEars!” - Tom Carroll, 2X WCT Champion & Big Wave Legend
“ Every day I find myself in the water, quite often sitting in the impact zone with my camera with wave upon wave on my head. I can’t imagine it now without my SurfEars - they protect me from the elements every time I get in the ocean and are part of my kit on any surf adventure. Easy to use and like no other ear plugs I’ve tried - they stay in, keep your ears dry and allow you to hear everything around you. #Dreamy. ” - Richard Hodder, Photographer
" I'm so relieved to have a set of ear plugs that I can rely on. Not only can i trust them to keep my ears dry, but they are also adaptable, comfortable, easy to clean, and easy to manage. Without a doubt, the most surprising thing is how well I can hear through them! Having spent the last 8 years surfing deaf due to other plugs, I can adamantly say that sound is now a luxury nobody should have to give up. Surf I Ears are the way forward. " - Leroy Rust, Big Wave Surfer
“ I’ve been using them a lot more with the water getting colder I find they Fit comfortably. The Feature I really like about them is that when they are in my ears I can still hear people talking to me. ” - Matt Hewitt, Professional Surfer
" Growing up in Dunedin means I've been consistently exposed to freezing ocean temperatures and extreme weather patterns. Often our best waves come with gale force southerly winds during winter storms, with temperatures well below 10 degrees. At the young age of 20 my ears are already permanently damaged. Now I have SurfEars and no longer have to deal with painful ear infections and worry about the growths in my ear expanding rapidly. I am amazed by how comfortable they are to have in and that I can hear everything around me. " - Nick Rapley, Photographer
"For years I tolerated earaches and accepted them as being part and parcel with being a surfer and surf photographer. I tried every plug I could get my hands on (and blu-tac) and all of them either fell out or completely restricted me from communicating with my subjects while shooting. When SurfEars hit the market I couldn't wait to get my hands on a pair and see if they lived up to the hype. First session with these little beauties and it was like I wasn't even wearing plugs. Complete protection coupled with 100% communication with the guys I'm shooting in the water. Now I don't go anywhere without a pair." - Jim Culley, Surf Photographer
"I’m stubborn and never thought I’d actually get ‘surfers ear’ and hate the feeling of having stuff in my ears that made me not hear anything apart from my own breathe! I love how SurfEars stay in your ears without having to worry about them falling out and I can still hear people when talking to them! I can concentrate on my friends and surfing again instead of my silly blocked ears haha thanks SurfEars! The Best." - Paige Hareb, Professional Surfer
"My name is Fletcher Melville, I'm 8 years old. I live in Aramoana Dunedin and go to Port Chalmers School. I started surfing when I was 5 years old, with the help of my Dad. Some of my favourite Surf spots are The Spit, Murderers and my best session ever was at Serlong Belenak on Lombok island. I have two boards I like to ride, a Quarry Beach 5.0 and my other board is an Option plus 5.7 I like to surf most days after school and if there are no waves I like to go diving." Fletcher Melville, Supergrom & JUNIOR Ambassador