Changing sports is often not an option. Earplugs, (which may be professionally customized to your ear shape) may reduce infections but often fall out or leak and may be dangerous as hearing is limited.

A cap often suffices in conjunction with other pre-swimming drops (Tea tree oil). Manual drying of the ear canal after swimming is contraindicated and drops after surfing have limited efficiency e.g. acetic acid with or without alcohol, which may burn and complicate the condition.

Explaining Surfers Ear: