SURFBOARD Wax

THE PURPOSE OF A SURF WAX

  • Used to stop your feet slipping off your board.
  • Increase the friction in between surfboard and the body.
SURFBOARD Wax

    GET THE PROPER WAX

    • Get the right wax for the temperature of the water.
    • Summer time use harder wax has a higher melting temperature.
    • Winter time use softer/tackier wax has a lower melting temperature. 

    GRADES OF WAX

    Basecoat
    Definitely get a few bars of this. It’s the hardest wax. In some very hot climates this is the only wax that won’t melt.
      Tropical 
      For 75 F degree water and above
        Warm 
        64 – 74 F degree water
          Cool 
          58 – 68 F degree water
            Cold 
            60 F degrees and below

                SIX Steps For Waxing A Surfboard:

                1. PREPARE WAXING KITS

                • Get a surfboard wax remover, a base coat wax, a top coat wax, a surf comb and a couple of paper towels.

                2. CLEAN OLD WAX

                • Clean the remaining wax residue off with a wax remover, until your deck is glossy.

                3. APPLY THE BASECOAT

                • Basecoat will make the wax last longer time.
                • Basecoat should stay on the board until you re-wax your board.
                • Apply until bumps start to form.

                Techniques to Apply the Basecoat

                Circle pattern
                Rub the wax onto the board in small circles, moving up and down the board until bumps start forming.

                Straight line pattern
                Rub the wax onto the board in straight lines up and down the board, parallel to the rocker.
                 
                Crosshatch pattern
                Rub the wax onto the board on a diagonal, and then perpendicular to that diagonal, completing a crosshatch pattern.
                 
                Kitchen sink
                Rub the wax onto the board in any direction, using any of the patterns listed above or making your own.
                 
                SURFBOARD Wax

                  4. APPLY YOUR TEMPERATURE WAX

                  • Temperature wax clings on to the basecoat.
                  • Rub the edge of the wax onto the board in small, 3 to 6 inch (7.6 to 15.2 cm) circles.
                  • Make sure to wax in one direction.

                    5. COMB THE WAX

                    • Run your wax comb through the wax on your board.
                    • Run the comb in diagonal crosshatch lines to rough up the wax.
                    • Allow you to grip to your board even better.
                    • Make sure to run it through all of the wax on the board.

                      6. SPARY COOL WATER OVER THE BOARD

                      • Make the wax harden and stick to the board better.

                      TIPS

                      • Remove and reapply your base coat about every three months. If you can no longer stick to the board before three months, remove your base coat and re-wax your board.
                      • Some waxes apply better using a straight rather than a circular motion.
                      • Rubbing a little soft wax on your hands before paddling out helps with gripping the surfboard.
                      • Make sure you use the right temperature wax.
                      • Apply a new coat of temperature wax every other time you surf.

                      WARNINGS

                      • Do not apply wax to the bottom of the surfboard.
                      • Do be cautious when using solvents such as mineral spirits and denatured alcohol.
                      • Do not apply wax to damaged areas of the surfboard.



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