June 30

HOW TO WAX A SURFBOARD LIKE THE PRO’S

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Got a surfboard but don't know how to wax it?

In this blog i'm going to teach you step by step how to wax your surfboard like a pro.

Here's some stuff you'll learn.

  • items you'll need
  • bad and good ways to wax
  • how to maximize your board with the best wax job
  • which parts of your surfboard you'll need to wax 

and more...

but first...



why do we wax our surfboards?

So you might ask yourself whats the point in waxing your surfboard well first off waxing our surfboard is so that we don't slip.

Wax provides traction and if we didn't have wax on our surfboards we would instantly slip.



should you wax the bottom of your surfboard?

Hell no.

Waxing the bottom of your surfboard stops the water from flowing underneath the board.

There's no need for waxing the bottom of your surfboard.

We only use wax for its traction so we don't slip.

If you decide to wax the bottom of your surfboard you'll slow down significantly.



why to use base coat?

Base coat is to get that first bit of traction.

Base coat hase zero grip.

without any base coat your wax will start falling apart because it doesn't have anything to grip onto.



how to choose what temperature wax?

There are lots of different temperature wax to choose from.

.yellow is for X-cold water (UK winter)

.purple is for cold water (New Zealand winter)

.green is for cool water (Australia winter)

.orange is for warm water (America summer)

red is for warm/tropical (Australia summer)

.blue is for tropical (Indonesia summer)



WHAT'S THE BEST TECHNIC TO WAX YOUR SURF BOARD?

fist grab whatever temperature wax you have and get the edge of the wax and start to make diagonal lines like the graphic below.

then get another edge of the block of wax and do the opposite going diagonal like the graphic below.

once you've done that with your wax lightly in patches go up and down the board and side to side.

so once you've finished that your almost done, all you've got to do now is is slowly and lightly go round in little circles.

and there you go now you have the best wax job out in the surf.

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