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»

TRYWERYN FESTIVAL 2018 WHITE WATER CENTRE

21/07/2018

POP AND SEE US AT TRYWERYN INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER CENTRE FOR FREE EAR CHECKS AND FREE EAR IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. WITH LOADS OF EVENTS, PRIZES, TRADE STANDS AND PARTYING BE SURE TO GRAB YOUR TICKETS FAST BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! Check out the National White Water Centre Treweryn http://www.canoewales.com/ for centre details and further information on great activities offered. Surfplugs offers Educational advice, free ear checks and free ear impressions with surfplugs. Surfplugs wiil be there Saturday and Sunday UP UNTIL 12 NOON Read more»
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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

I started experiementing with surfers ear protection in 2003. After several products & process changes I was happy that I had developed a product that worked for me. From that initial experiment I made a few samples for local surfers & Surfplugs as a business was accidently born.

Surfplugs are different & more advanced from off the shelf products & that is reflected in their price - they do stay in & much of that is because we use the natural folds of the outer ear shape (pinna) as well as the ear canal (meatus), the bulking process that we undertake during manufacture & the type of 'grippy' lacquer that we finish the Surfplugs with to assist in adhereing to the skin layers against the ear. We do fit a leash as standard but this is done reluctantly & is in response to the demands from people who feel they needed a leash (rather than actually needing one) - I think that makes sense?

Well I would say that the Surfplugs is the best protection against surfers ear on the market but I suppose that when I tell you that we have over 1000 surfers wearing Surfplugs (2011) & that every sale has been by word of mouth then you can make your own decision, hell, we even have Doctors recommending Surfplugs & you can ready plenty of testimonials on this site & many of the forums out there.

There must be a reason why surfers and watersports enthusiasts worldwide are recommending Surfplugs for surfers ear protection - perhaps it's time you found out too! (photo courtesy of Chris Stevens)


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