Do you know how to effectively wax your surfboard? I don’t either!

How To Effectively Wax Your SurfBoard

Surfboard wax is the main reason your board sticks to your feet while surfing. The hard part of the surfboard is not good for your feet, and an effective wax creates bumps which grips to your feet. You’re going to learn 4 ways through which you can effectively wax your surfboard:

1.       Get the supplies

For an effective surfboard wax, you’ll need to get a few supplies. The main ones include a topcoat wax, a wax comb and a basecoat wax. If you’re going to apply the wax on a board that has been used or are reapplying it, you’ll additionally need a few paper towels and a wax cleaner.

2.       Clean the surfboard (if you’re using a used one)

If the surfboard is a used one or you’re planning to re-wax, it is important to clean the deck. An old wax is going to comprise on the integrity of the wax job, and it’s going to flake off sooner. The basecoat should be applied directly at the surfboard’s surface.

For cleaning, with a straight side of the wax comb, scrape off all the wax. Use the curved side of the wax comb to remove any wax off from the rails. Any excess wax can be removed with a cleaning product. Once the board is all glossy, the new coat can be applied.

Note: If you’ve bought a brand new surfboard from or another online storefront, and are waxing it for the first time, you can just skip step 2 and directly move from step 1 to step 3.

3.       Apply the basecoat

This is the most important step. The basecoat is going to remain until the board is completely re-waxed the next time, while the top coat will get removed as you surf. If the basecoat’s patch rubs off, there will be an area constantly without wax, and applying more top coat will eventually rub off.

The basecoat is going to create that bump pattern. This wax is a harder one which makes it last longer. It’s difficult to apply, and you need to push down on the wax, and a light push won’t do the job. While waxing, bumps will be formed, and wax will bounce over them. Start with broad stokes on the board, and continue until a bump pattern emerges.

4.       Apply the top coat

This is softer than the basecoat and is tacky. This wax is affected more by the temperature of the water. This means you need to choose the wax type that is good for the water temperature. The label marked on the waxes shows the temperature ranges.

This wax is applied in a same way as the basecoat, but the requirement of pushing on it harder is removed. This is because it is soft. You can use long diagonal strokes to put the top coat on from the back to the front.

By following these instructions, you’re going to make sure that the surfboard is waxed effectively, and it sticks to your feet.



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