Posts Tagged ‘surfboard’

Eco-Friendly Surf Wax!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

We’re going Green! is Nice Rack’s motto. And it seems were definintely not alone on this path to make surfing related products more environmentally-friendly. Now, you can add eco-friendly surfboard wax to the list of green-friendly surf related products for sale. In a previous post we mentioned the resin from surfboards can release dangerous toxins into the ocean while surfing. Well, did you know that 95 percent of surf wax for sale can have the same effect on the environment? However, check out Matunas Surf Wax, an organic alternative that is biodegradable and non-toxic. Matunas uses left over produce from local farms in Santa Cruz, California. Organic fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and jasmine are used for scent. How cool is that?? Also, unlike traditional surf wax,  Matuna’s does not include any unnatural chemicals, additives, nor paraffin. That’s a good thing.

Don’t surf? There are alternatives for snowboard wax as well. Magic Potion designs and distributes eco-friendly snowboard wax to promote high gliding performance with low environmental impact. So what does that mean to the mountain? It does not gradually disintegrate in contact with abrasive snow and does not leave any harmful residue. Means mountain is happy :)

So next time you buy surfboard or snowboard wax do nature a favor. Go Green! Chances are the earth will thank you for it by stoking you out with great waves or epic snow conditions.

How to wax a surfboard

Monday, August 9th, 2010

wax a surboard
When I was a kid, a good surfboard wax job was worth bragging about to your surfing buddies. Learn how to get the best surfboard traction in a few simple steps:

1) Step One: remove the old wax. A tip to make this step easier is to place your surfboard wax-side up in the sun. After a few minutes, the wax should soften like warm butter. Use a plastic wax comb and scrape off as much of that old nasty wax as possible.surfboard wax comb

2) Step Two: Apply a base coat. Use the appropriately labeled ‘Base Coat’ type of wax first, as this will help your wax adhere to your surfboard longer and will generally provide for a better wax job when you apply a second coat of regular wax. The key is to lightly apply (more…)