The world’s best surf earplug makers, SurfEars, have just released a new version of their kid’s design. The SurfEars JUNIOR 2.0 has an improved fit with two size options in the one pack, softer tips for an improved water seal, and easy colour-coding to help groms put the right plug in the right (or left) ear. The plugs are designed to help prevent common problems all surfers face, like swimmers ear, surfers ear (exostosis) and regular ear infections.

SurfEars inventor and engineer Christian Dittrich says that kids now get to enjoy the full tech and comfort adults do.

“Having put such a massive effort into developing SurfEars 3.0, we thought it was about time to make those improvements available for younger surfers as well,” Christian explains. “Compared with its predecessor, JUNIOR 2.0 has better fit, improved water seal, wider size range and is more comfortable to use.”

The comfort factor especially is massive for younger surfers, who often resist using ear plugs in the water because they don’t like how it feels. Clear sound from an increased acoustic mesh area further optimises their surfing experience while protecting young ears.

Parents also get the benefit of smaller and larger fit pieces, which can be interchanged as their kid’s grow, allowing better longevity from one set of plugs. It all amounts to an easier way to ensure young surfers avoid the need for potential ear surgery later in life, as well as reducing the chance of frequent ear infections, which could keep them out of the water.

“I wish I had plugs like this when I was a grom,” says pro surfer and SurfEars ambassador Conner Coffin. “If there was something around that I actually wanted to use, I wouldn’t have the problems I now have with my own ears. I’d for sure encourage any kids and parents to make them an essential part of their surfing set up.”

SurfEars JUNIOR 2.0 comes with a high-quality silicone pouch that helps store the plugs safely and hygienically. There’s even a carabiner clip on top making it easy to attach inside backpacks so things don’t get lost.

The new SurfEars design, which fits most kids from 5-12 years old, is available now both online and distributed worldwide into all good surf stores by surf hardware icon Creatures of Leisure.

To check them out in person, find your closest stockist here.