SurfEars 2.0

SurfEars 2.0 are designed to let sound in, but not water or contaminants

January 2016- Dunsborough, Western Australia- Creatures of Leisure, one of the world’s leading surf accessory brands, is pleased to announce the release of the new and advanced ear plug system SurfEars 2.0 

The release of SurfEars 2.0 coincides with the recent signing of 2x World Champion Tom Carroll as its Global Ambassador.

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!” Tom Carroll, Global Ambassador SurfEars.


Large numbers of surfers, swimmers, and water sports enthusiasts suffer from ear problems associated with excessive exposure to the elements. Ear infections and the dreaded “surfer’s ear” is a condition on the rise with increasing numbers seeking medical attention and ear surgery.

SurfEars 2.0 is a revolutionary new product designed by a team of professional product designers and dedicated surfers from Sweden. SurfEars recognized that the critical difference between SurfEars and other earplug products is that they not only protect ears from water, cold air, and contaminants, but also maximize sound and subsequent balance essential for most water and board sports. Many of the earplugs on the market today block out sound, therefore large numbers of surfers choose to go without plugs. SurfEar was designed to keep the water out but also let the sound in, to enable users to stay connected to the environment.

How It Works

SurfEars was designed with an acoustic mesh that can be found in high-end audio applications, blocking out water and protecting the ear while allowing the maximum amount of sound to enter the ear canal. The meshes connected to a plastic core designed to replicate the natural resonance frequency of the ear and boosting acoustic performance. Independent tests show that SurfEars have close to zero acoustic loss in the frequency range of human speech.

We’ve redesigned SurfEars 2.0 so you’ll be able to hear even better. Inverting the fixation between gel and core, we’ve managed to increase the area of the sound channel by 72%, while the triangular shape of the opening has increased surface area by 32%. The result is noticeably improved hearing.

Other noticeable improvements are:

  • SurfEars 2.0 comes with an optional leash, adjustable to fit snugly around your neck. No more lost plugs, period.
  • Studying the anatomy of the outer ear, we’ve managed to increase the number of contact points, ensuring even better fixation.
  • We have also introduced a new and improved hydrophobic coating, HY+, and and we’ve been able to increase water repellency even further, ensuring that your plugs stay unclogged longer.
  • SurfEars 2.0 features a redesigned sealing gel which improves water seal, fit, and comfort. Shorter intrusion depth to accommodate for people with sever surfer’s ear.

About Creatures of Leisure 

Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast, Yallingup and it’s surrounding have bred some of the world’s best surfers for several generations. The region boasts multiple breaks within a relatively short span of coast, most with a reputation for quality and a power comparable to that of Hawaii. It’s the perfect place for testing surfing accessories. None of CREATURE’S surfing products hit the market without being given a thorough workout in these waves by our staff and sponsored riders or further afield by members of our international surf team.

In all that we do at CREATURES- and we’ve been doing it for over a a quarter of a century now- we strive to med the lessons of our experience with cutting edge materials and ensigns to create highly functional, premium quality surfing accessories that are built to last. With offices now in Western Australia, the Gold Coast, France, and California, we’ve got the world’s surfers covered.