Extremely cold waters can cause surfers ear infection and bone growth (exostosis or surfer's ear) which may result to deafness in the long run. Fortunately, there are ear plugs for surfing that allow you to rip the waves for hours on end in cold temperatures. Ear plugs for surfers are easy to use; they are washable and comfortable; and the best ones have very little effect on your hearing, so you can talk to and hear your mates in the water. Protect your ears every time you surf with a very simple solution - shop for for the best surfers earplugs from Northcore, Physicians Choice and Surf Ears at Yakwax and get FREE UK delivery!
Over 70% of surfers suffer from surfer's ear, also known as exostosis; while there are some who have undergone operations (some of us here at Yakwax have) due to boney growth around the internal part of the ears. That's why doctors recommend surfing with ear plugs to prevent these health problems from occurring.
Furthermore, by wearing surfing ear plugs, you are able to get rid of constant ear infections - which means you won’t miss that next epic swell with your mates. Surfing with ear plugs is the easiest and most cost effective way of avoiding surgery caused by surfers ear. As individuals who have suffered from exostosis, it seems strange that there are still others surfing in cold temperatures who don't wear ear plugs. If you're one of them, please do take care of your ears as soon as now to prevent health problems in the future and for you to fully enjoy ripping the waves.