Sweden-based EarLabs; the creator of SurfEars, and The Leisure Collective International as global distributor of SurfEars, are excited to announce the signing of Conner Coffin as a global ambassador, alongside surf legend Tom Carroll.
A highly esteemed and accomplished competitive surfer, 25-year-old Coffin hails from Santa Barbara 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 ocean, 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!”.
As a top competitor on the world’s largest stage, Conner is required to have a keen sense of his surroundings while in the water; that means hearing judges scores, coaches whistles, reading lineups and being fully present while in the water, with no discomfort or barriers. With SurfEars’ innovative technology, Coffin is able to protect his ears while hearing everything he needs to in order to succeed competitively.
“I’ve really enjoyed surfing with SurfEars. They’re more comfortable compared to other ear plug options and I can hear better with them which is crucial for me!”
SurfEars founder Christian Dittrich is thrilled to have Coffin join the team and has been working with Conner on some new and exciting product innovations leading up to the 2019 competitive season,
“Being a surfer since 25 years myself and spending a lot of time in cold water, I know first hand about the ear related issues many surfers face. We are on a mission to help surfers worldwide protect their ears while staying fully connected to their environment, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our product.
I can’t think of a person better than Conner to support us in that mission, and we’re very happy to have him on the team. Together we’ve been working on a new product, which we’ll unveil, to the world in the near future. We can’t share any details yet, but I can say that it will be some of the best ear protection for surfers that’s ever been out there.”
SurfEars officially welcomes Conner to the team and looks forward to watching him compete throughout the 2019 WSL season, which will commence April 27th on the Gold Coast of Australia.
About SurfEars /EarLabs
Developed by EarLabs a dedicated group of surfers and engineers from Sweden, SurfEars is the world first earplug that helps your ears without affecting your hearing. SurfEars 3.0 is designed to let sound in while keeping water out, utilising unique acoustic mesh specifically created to let sound through while blocking out water, cold air, dirt and bacteria.
Protecting your ears from the elements, SurfEars help prevent common issues like ear inflammation or bone growth in the ear canal, known as surfers ear. Cleverly designed with interchangeable parts, these earplugs for surfing can be customised to fit perfectly in your ear to create a comfortable fit while surfing.
Visit the SurfEars website for more information at https://www.surfears.com EarLabs has been making intelligent ear protection since 2014 and other products in their portfolio include dBud, a smart hearing protector allowing you to change the volume of your surroundings in real-time.
More information can be found at dbud.io.
About The Leisure Collective International
The Leisure Collective International is the parent company and owner of Creatures of Leisure and OTIS Eyewear Brands and global distributor of SurfEars and Fin Puller. TLCI was founded and operates out of Yallingup, Western Australia. With offices in California, France and the Gold Coast, Creatures has the world covered.
Creatures of Leisure
In all that we do at Creatures of Leisure – and we’ve been doing it for 31 years now – we strive to meld the lessons of our experience with cutting edge materials to create highly functional, premium quality surf hardware that is built to last.
Yallingup, Western Australia is the home and testing ground for Creatures of Leisure products. Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast. Visit our website for more information at https://www.creatures.com.au