Essential items for surfing that surfers rarely use

Some of the most essential items for better surfing are often overlooked.

Surfing is a relatively-low cost sport, with the main costs coming upfront. After you buy the board, wax, and (depending on where you live) a wetsuit – you’re pretty much done, right?

Sure. But there are some other items that are absolutely essential to me, yet hardly anybody else uses them.

JBL Hydro Seals size chart

JBL Hydro Seals ear plug sizing chart

JBL Spear Guns makes a great ear plug product to help protect surfers, swimmers and divers from surfer’s ear and swimmer’s ear.

The problem is that there is no simple chart that shows how you determine the actual size you need to buy – small, medium or large.

So what I’ve done here is include the actual sizing diagram included on the back of the product. Enjoy.

The creative use of profanity: Overuse of curse words is annoying

The creative use of profanity beats frequency

Hank Moody once told his teenage daughter something to the effect of ‘I encourage the creative use of profanity.’ And he’s right. There is little more effective, humorous, and/or appropriate than a well-placed expletive.

Referring to George Carlin’s 7 dirty words, I don’t really find any of them offensive in and of themselves. But I sure do find their overuse annoying.