A surfer's ear, also called exostosis, may sound a bit strange or dull, but it really exists. Due to the drop in temperature, think of autumn and winter, and the wind past your ears, there is a chance that bone growth will occur in the ears. This can have nasty consequences.
Surfer's ear often discovered too late
In the initial stage you will notice little or nothing of a surfer's ear, also called swimmer's ear. Only when a blockage of 80% or more will complaints or symptoms arise. Surgical removal of bone can become inescapable. A surfers ear can develop when your ear canal is frequently exposed to cold water in the wind.
We see more and more kite surfers covering their ears in the winter and cold months. This can be done with a cap or with special earplugs. A cap is often only worn when it is really cold. While the risk of a surf ear is also present in the spring and autumn. The use of special earplugs is then the advice.
Better to prevent than to cure
When it comes to preventing a surfer's ear you should act when nothing is going on yet. No need to panic, but prevention is still better than cure. Take advantage of me.