INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY RAFT RACE 9-11 MARCH 18

10/03/2017

A celebration of women in paddlesports... the weekend of International Women's Day 2018 #IWD Three competitions over two days.... An International Raft Race seeing teams from across the UK, Europe and the World come together to race over two days of competition. The event will be held in accordance with International Rafting Federation (IRF) Category C Race Rules. Racing will be in the R4 format. A Freestyle competition open to all current and aspiring freestyle competitors. Judges will be impressed with crowd pleasing moves in addition to standard ICF Freestyle moves. A fun Boater Cross with heats to determine the fastest down a course of obstacles and fun moves. Suitable for intermediate to advanced white water paddlers. Friends not so comfortable in/on water? There will be a Have-A-Go Rafting session on the Sunday that will incorporate fun and challenging activities and offer the opportunity to compete alongside UK and international rafters. Further event details will be released over the coming weeks. The event is in proud partnership with British Canoeing, International Rafting Federation, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Above & Below, Palm Equipment, dewerstone, Surfplugs Surfplugs will be there Sat/Sun for free impressions/Surfers Ear Checks. So pop along and say hello Read more»

HURLEY CLASSIC 2018

17/03/2018

JOIN IN OR COME ALONG AND SEE THIS FANTASIC EVENT. WITH OPEN FREESTYLE COMP, YOUNGUNS PADDLE WITH THE STARS, TEAM FREESTYLE, HURLEY HORN MYSTERY PRISES, ERG CHALLENGE, SUP X RACING, EVENING BANQUET, COACHING SEMINARS, LIVE VIDEO FEED AND TRADE STANDS. CHECK OUT THE HURLEY CLASSIC FACEBOOK PAGE. SURFPLUGS WORKSHOP & FITTING - EDUCATIONAL ADVICE, FREE SURFERS EAR CHECK AND FREE EAR IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. SURFPLUGS WIIL BE THERE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Read more»

WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE

06/05/2018

COME ALONG TO THIS GREAT EVENT - Surfplugs will be around on the Sunday for free advice, information and free surfersear check and free impressions with Surfplugs. Come along and learn about surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Why not check out CIWWC at the same time say hello to Ronnie at Canoe & Kayak Store for all equipment & clothing advice, demo boats. Indoor surfing, rafting and climbing a great day out for all the family. The event is part of a weekend of paddle sport including rafting, kayaking and SUP, all accessible to the boating and general public. CIWWC will host come and try it sessions throughout the day and the Welsh Open Freestyle and Boater X will again be an evening feature. The 2018 event will also see the inclusion of a stage of the UK SUP race series, open water and sprint racing. Once again we will include bar b q, bar, DJ, live music and competitions. Read more»

CROYDE SURF ACADEMY

20/05/2018

POP DOWN AND SEE US AT CROYDE SURF ACADEMY AND WHY NOT BOOK YOUR SURF LESSONS TOO :-) FOR A GREAT DAY OUT. SURFPLUGS WILL BE AROUND ON THE SATURDAY FOR FREE ADVICE, INFORMATION AND FREE SURFERSEAR CHECK AND FREE IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. COME ALONG AND LEARN ABOUT SURFERSEAR, EAR INFECTIONS AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR EARS, YOU ONLY GET ONE PAIR, PROTECT THEM! Read more»

YOUNGUNS FREESTYLE NOTTINGHAM - Paddle in the Park

02/06/2018

Check out the younguns website and paddle in the park for further information on these great events :http://www.youngunsfreestyle.co.uk/ & http://www.paddleinthepark.co.uk/ for further information. Great fun so make sure you pop along for a fabulous family day out. Educational advice, free surfers ear checks and impressions with Surfplugs. Surfplugs wiil be there Saturday and Sunday Read more»

PADDLE ROUND THE PIER BRIGHTON 2018

08/07/2018

Make sure you pop along to this great funding raising event for children. Enjoy a fun filled family day out. Surfplugs workshop & fitting - learn about Surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Free surfers ear check, free impressions with Surfplugs, information and advice. Read more»

News & Events


Ben Haworth scoops gold

Surfplugs rider Ben Haworth wins first place at the Jesus Long Board Classic in Polzeath, Cornwall. He sealed the win with a progressive 'fins out' manoeuvre off the lip in the final in what was a perfect 2-3 foot clean conditions scoring 8.8 and a 9.2 in the last two waves of the final. Read this story»

Surfplugs assist Paddle4Relief charity

At Surfplugs a percentage of our sales go to the Paddle4Relief charity. We thought we would let you know what they are doing with the money. Paddle4Relief, with the assistance of Surf Relief UK and Christian Surfers UK, have successfully shipped a consignment of surf boards and surf equipment to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka and area devestated by the 2004 Tsunami. Read this story»

What causes Surfers Ear?

Many people ask me 'what actually causes surfers ear?' If we look at the most basic explanation it is growth of the bone within the ear canal caused by the cooling effect of the wind over the moist skin layers. Its a protective mechanism, the ears are trying to close and restrict water into the ear. Read this story»

What does Surfers Ear look like?

Well you can't tell by just looking at someone, but as soon as you start looking into the ear canal the full horror of surfers ear starts to reveal itself. The slow growth of bone starts to close the ear canal - here's a picture of Tim Ellman-Brown's right ear, he's a surfer from Newquay (pictured above) but he's got some seriously messed up surfers ear! If you need to compare it with a normal ear then look at the inset photo which is the a normal open and clear ear canal. Read this story»

The development of the Surfplug

Well I suppose at some point you need to know who started Surfplugs. it was Rob Shaddick, Devon boy, Surfer, Surfers Ear Sufferer, Previous NHS Audiologist & Surfplugs developer. The problems with developing a Surfplug for surfing & watersports is finding a product that stays in. There are many products out there in Surf Shops but most end up falling out of your ears, clogging up the oceans or spending eternity rotting in the bottom of your wetsuit bin. Off the shelf earplugs will fit if you have a 'standard' ear but what about when Surfers ear has started to progress, or you have that awkward shaped ear or you just want the ultimate fit on the market Read this story»

A fantastic shot of our logo

I always get a buzz when I see the Surfplugs logo somewhere. Usually it's on the back of a van, somebodys board or stuck on a road sign. But occasionally our logos turn up in magazines when a photographer has submitted a photo of some grom doing a massive air and our logo can just be seen in the photo. It's probably too small for the reader to recognise but I do and I think it's great. So... you can imagine how stoked I was to see this great underwater shot from Zac Gibson which proudly displays 'Surfplugs' across the nose. Yes, its the end of a wave, yes the surfer has buried his feet in the face of the wave and yes the photo was taken by accident ... but sometimes those brief moments of randomness produce the longest memories. Read this story»

Surfplugs Theo Paphitis business award

Surfplugs was recognised by Theo Paphitis as one of 6 Small Business Sunday award winners in November 2010. March 30th 2012 saw an amazing gathering of all the previous winners at Edgbaston Cricket ground in Birmingham and Rob Shaddick, founder of Surfplugs, was invited along to the event. Read this story»

Tassy Swallow's Olympic effort

Tassy Swallow, Cornish Surfer and Surfplugs teamrider can now add Olympic Torch bearer to her CV. Tassy received the 'Kiss' from British competetive sailor Ben Ainslee and proudly walked it from Lands End into Cornwall as torch bearer no.2. Its great that young surfers are getting this recognition in sporting achievements and helps to raise the profile of British surfing. When will we see Surfing as an Olympic sport? Read this story»

UK's Chief Examiner Music Technology A Level supports Surfplugs!

About 3 years ago you made me some vented surfplugs. They are the most amazing things ever. It means I can carry on surfing; without surfplugs, I could no longer surf. I am a musician for a living so need immaculate hearing - I couldn't risk my bone growing any further; I'm about 80% blocked in my right ear. The doctor says that there has been no further growth in the last three years even though I surf 4 times a week. Read this story»

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