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
"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
Benjamin Zyons is a freediver, spearfisher and big wave surfer from Maui, Hawaii. He owns & operates Freedive Hawaii & is a 3X USA Freediving Champion who regularly dives deeper than 100 meters.
“Making a living as Spearfishing Guide, Freediving Instructor, and Surfer I spend about as much time in the water as I do on land. For years I’ve battled with “exostosis”. Better known as “Surfers Ear”, it affects a large percentage of the ocean-going population. I’ve spent a lot of money on ear plugs that have left me unable to hear or fell out. Also, none of these plugs allowed me to equalize while freediving or spearfishing. SurfEars 3.0 actually make equalizing your ears even easier! Plus they are comfortable & let sound in.” - Benjamin Zyons, Professional freediver, spearfisher & surfer.
Helena Bourdillon is a competitive freediver with big passion for the sport. She finished fifth place overall at the AIDA Individual Depth World Championships despite an injured shoulder.
“Freediving in water where bacteria is invisibly thriving, it manages to get into my ear canal and voilà, ear infection! Before SurfEars, I was using antibiotic ear drops about 3/4 days a week to try to keep the issue at bay which isn’t ideal. Since I started using SurfEars three years ago, that has dropped to perhaps 1 once month. I can still equalise my ears & because they let sound in, I can actually hear the count down to the start of my competition dives even when I’ve got my wetsuit hood on.” - Helena Bourdillon, international competitive freediver.
“ 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. SurfEars are the way forward. " - Leroy Rust, Moderately Sized Wave Surfer
"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
"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