Posts Tagged ‘surfboard maintenance’

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…)