SEKI Earplugs

Protect Your Ears, Surf for a Lifetime

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You’ll forget they’re even in your ears.

An affordable earplug for surfers that fits comfortably, won’t block your hearing and is hard to lose.

The optimum surf earplugs that help prevent surfers ears whilst letting you hear in the water

Comfortable fit

Super soft silicone and unique tapered design creates a snug fit for most ears. Easy to insert and designed to stay in place.

Easy to hear through

Innovative, ultra-thin membrane allows sound in, so you can chat to your mates in the line-up and stay connected to your surroundings.

Hard to lose

Tested by big-wave surfers, the strong, stretchy neck cord means SEKI plugs are almost impossible to lose, even in heavy wipeouts.

“These are the best plugs on the market.”

After trying SEKI earplugs, I won’t go back to any other brand. They’re the best you can get. They block out all the water and wind. I also like how clearly you can hear and how comfortable they are, and I know they’re protecting my ears.

I’d recommend SEKI earplugs to any water sports athlete.

Luca Padua
Half Moon Bay, California
Youngest surfer ever to ride Mavericks

“These are the best plugs on the market.”

After trying SEKI earplugs, I won’t go back to any other brand. They’re the best you can get. They block out all the water and wind. I also like how clearly you can hear and how comfortable they are, and I know they’re protecting my ears.

I’d recommend SEKI earplugs to any water sports athlete.

Luca Padua
Half Moon Bay, California
Youngest surfer ever to ride Mavericks

Without protection, you are at risk.

Nothing should stop you surfing; it’s what you live for. But every year, tens of thousands of surfers worldwide are forced to have expensive, painful surgery for a totally preventable condition called ‘Surfer’s Ear’.

Surfer’s Ear is caused by overexposure to cold wind and water, stimulating bone growth (exostosis) in your ear canal.

It happens gradually so you don’t notice the damage being done. The results vary between recurrent ear infections, excruciating pain, costly surgical procedures and hearing loss.

Worst of all, you’ll spend weeks out of the water in recovery.

Don’t risk your hearing, or your surfing. Order

“SEKI plugs allow me to stay in the water for longer, more often.”

“I’ve used everything from swimming products to Blu-Tack and found that SEKI plugs do exactly what I need. They keep my ears warm and dry, while still allowing me to hear while I’m surfing. They allow me to stay in the water for longer and more often.”

Tucker Patton
Owner and guide, Triple Point Expeditions

Designed by surfers, tested globally.

SEKI founder Chris Ryan knows the pain of surfer’s ear as well as anyone.

As a mad-keen young surfer growing up in New Zealand, Chris never thought about protecting his ears. Even as the symptoms of surfer’s ear set in, he still chose not to wear earplugs.   As Featured On TV – watch the story behind the creation of the SEKI Ear Plugs Brand

After 15 years of stabbing ear pain, hearing loss, infections and repeated no-surfing periods, he finally had surgery. Having his right ear sliced open, drilled out and stitched back together was harrowing enough for Chris to start using earplugs.“I went and bought the best earplugs I could find. First surf, it was pumping. I put these plugs in my ear and had to keep pushing them back in. On about my third wave I came up and one earplug was gone. That was $35 down the tube. I was fuming!”

The Kiwi designer set about creating the earplugs he wanted to use. He formed a business team, invested in research and development, spent 800 hours interviewing surfers and testing his prototypes among Mavericks chargers like Matt Becker, Hunter Murison and Luca Padua.

Two years later, Seki earplugs dropped into the market – designed to keep surfers in the water for a lifetime.

“I want to be surfing with my grandkids when I’m 70 and I want every surfer to enjoy this sport for a lifetime. That’s why I created Seki earplugs.”

Chris Ryan
Founder, Seki earplugs

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The SEKI Crew

Matt Becker
All-round surfer and Mavericks standout from Santa Barbara. Resides in Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Anna Carlsson Schmidt
Surfer, originally from Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Co-owner of ‘Indi’ cafe, Raglan, NZ

Nathan Aish
Musician, teacher, super dad and super dude from Raglan, NZ

Callum Chuter
New Zealand junior surf team captain, 33rd place in junior world champs 2016. Lives in Tauranga, NZ

Kaira Wallace
Competitive longboarder and short-boarder on the University of California surf team, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Jesper Sorensen
Extreme kayaker and white water guide from Denmark. Resides at Okere Falls, New Zealand, and in Norway

Luca Padua
Locally born and bred, in his third season out at Mavericks. From El Granada, California, USA

Clive Barron
3rd place NZ National surf champs (2016) over-60s division. Lives and surfs at Piha, New Zealand

Malcolm Feix
Competitive short-boarder on the Cal Poly College surf team. From Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Jake Fishman
1st place 2016 Nelscott reef Pro-Am, Oregon. Travel blogger and surf adventurer, from Los Angeles, California, USA

Hunter Murison
Competitive surfer for California State University Channel Islands. Mavericks Young Gun. Born and raised in Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Be Smart. Protect your ears. Keep Surfing.

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Creative Credits

Photography: Matt Cavaco, Cassie Cleave, Ryan ‘Chachi’ Craig, Brad Hook, Audrey Lambidakis, Chelsea Mandes, Dom Padua, Chris Ryan, Todd Turner
Film: Cassie Cleave, Hook Media, Dom Padua, Chris Ryan. Voice over: Sam Robertson. Sound: Paul Toilalo