Thoughs on surfing

How to 3D print a surfboard with a basic 3D printer?
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How to 3D print a surfboard with a basic 3D pri...

A couple of weeks ago Geert Groenewegen message us if we wanted to equip his new 3d printed surfboard with Van der Waal surf grips. As I love to connect with people...

How to 3D print a surfboard with a basic 3D pri...

A couple of weeks ago Geert Groenewegen message us if we wanted to equip his new 3d printed surfboard with Van der Waal surf grips. As I love to connect with people...

Is surf wax really part of the fun of surfing?
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Is surf wax really part of the fun of surfing?

We understand that surf wax can be considered part of the fun of surfing. The preparation ritual, almost  a meditative part that prepare us for our surf sessions, and the scent, the...

Is surf wax really part of the fun of surfing?

We understand that surf wax can be considered part of the fun of surfing. The preparation ritual, almost  a meditative part that prepare us for our surf sessions, and the scent, the...

Van der Waal at Bilbao Surf Film Festival
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The important of recognition, reviews and award...

As a small, close-knit company, recognition and awards almost serve as validation that our efforts to change the surf industry are on the right track. In the past, being selected...

The important of recognition, reviews and award...

As a small, close-knit company, recognition and awards almost serve as validation that our efforts to change the surf industry are on the right track. In the past, being selected...

Valentines Day for surfers - Gift your loved one
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Valentines Day for surfers - Gift your loved one

This Valentines day we invite you to gift your loved one: your surfboard. Whether it's getting it a new clean grip, repairing dings and dents with care, or simply admiring its sleek...

Valentines Day for surfers - Gift your loved one

This Valentines day we invite you to gift your loved one: your surfboard. Whether it's getting it a new clean grip, repairing dings and dents with care, or simply admiring its sleek...

Testing Van der Waal grip levels
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Testing Van der Waal grip levels

Why? To be honest, pure curiosity. We know that surf is a very volatile sport. Surfing depends on so many factors - like ocean conditions, surfer form and experience, weather,...

Testing Van der Waal grip levels

Why? To be honest, pure curiosity. We know that surf is a very volatile sport. Surfing depends on so many factors - like ocean conditions, surfer form and experience, weather,...

How to remove surf wax from a surfboard
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How to remove surf wax from a surfboard

A lot of customers ask me what is the best way to remove surf wax from their boards before applying our surf traction pads. So, here is a simple step...

How to remove surf wax from a surfboard

A lot of customers ask me what is the best way to remove surf wax from their boards before applying our surf traction pads. So, here is a simple step...

Wave whispers - Mendo de Dornellas a surf photographer and film director
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Wave whispers - Mendo de Dornellas a surf photo...

We are really glad to present you our second episode from our brand new podcast, Wave Whispers Mendo de Dornellas is a world-renowned photographer and film director at @theendfilms.tv, known for...

Wave whispers - Mendo de Dornellas a surf photo...

We are really glad to present you our second episode from our brand new podcast, Wave Whispers Mendo de Dornellas is a world-renowned photographer and film director at @theendfilms.tv, known for...

Wave whispers - Rodrigo Campos, the first tester of Van der Waal surf grips
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Wave whispers - Rodrigo Campos, the first teste...

We are really glad to present you our first episode from our brand new podcast: Wave Whispers Rodrigo Campos is a great surfer from Peniche. Is also a drone pilot,...

Wave whispers - Rodrigo Campos, the first teste...

We are really glad to present you our first episode from our brand new podcast: Wave Whispers Rodrigo Campos is a great surfer from Peniche. Is also a drone pilot,...

Surfboard traction pad vs wax
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Surfboard traction pad vs wax

It’s a simple question: wax or deck pad? To put it simply, surfboard wax gives you traction from falling off. Also, at first sight, it looks kind of cheap and...

Surfboard traction pad vs wax

It’s a simple question: wax or deck pad? To put it simply, surfboard wax gives you traction from falling off. Also, at first sight, it looks kind of cheap and...

The Surf wax problem in 2023
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The Surf wax problem in 2023

Did you know that 13 to 24 million surfboards are sold annually globally?(1) That’s a huge number of surfboards, every year. Let’s say that each one of these surfboards gets...

The Surf wax problem in 2023

Did you know that 13 to 24 million surfboards are sold annually globally?(1) That’s a huge number of surfboards, every year. Let’s say that each one of these surfboards gets...

Sustainable surf gear: riding the wave of environmental responsibility
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Sustainable surf gear: riding the wave of envir...

Surfing and environmentalism are intertwined by a shared love for the ocean. As the detrimental impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, the surf industry has embarked or will have...

Sustainable surf gear: riding the wave of envir...

Surfing and environmentalism are intertwined by a shared love for the ocean. As the detrimental impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, the surf industry has embarked or will have...

What is surfing about? Van der Waal 2023 ethos
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What is surfing about? Van der Waal 2023 ethos

To celebrate past International Surfing Day, we created a short movie inspired by Charles Bukowski's poem 'roll the dice'. Life, as surf, is full of risks, which carry both benefits...

What is surfing about? Van der Waal 2023 ethos

To celebrate past International Surfing Day, we created a short movie inspired by Charles Bukowski's poem 'roll the dice'. Life, as surf, is full of risks, which carry both benefits...

How to apply surf traction pad from Van der Waal
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How to apply surf traction pad from Van der Waal

Van der Waal surf grips are extremely easy to apply. Unlike common front deck pads that just cover a part of your surfboard, our hexagonal surf traction pads allow you...

How to apply surf traction pad from Van der Waal

Van der Waal surf grips are extremely easy to apply. Unlike common front deck pads that just cover a part of your surfboard, our hexagonal surf traction pads allow you...

Surviving summer with hexagonal surf grips
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Surviving summer with hexagonal surf grips

Well, summer is here and with summer comes hot weather and we all know what happens to wax when you leave your surfboard at car and go for a beer...

Surviving summer with hexagonal surf grips

Well, summer is here and with summer comes hot weather and we all know what happens to wax when you leave your surfboard at car and go for a beer...

About our surf grip pads hexagons size
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About our surf grip pads hexagons size

This article was inspired by a conversation with our customer Erik, who asked me why are our hexagons smaller than the ones developed by the other guys :) While I...

About our surf grip pads hexagons size

This article was inspired by a conversation with our customer Erik, who asked me why are our hexagons smaller than the ones developed by the other guys :) While I...

6 years of a wonderful journey in surf industry
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6 years of a wonderful journey in surf industry

I never imagined, when I challenged my friend Afonso to create with me an alternative to wax, that our little project would grow consistently for six years. Develop a surf...

6 years of a wonderful journey in surf industry

I never imagined, when I challenged my friend Afonso to create with me an alternative to wax, that our little project would grow consistently for six years. Develop a surf...

A new tester on our surf grip traction pads
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A new tester on our surf grip traction pads

We are really happy and proud to have another tester in our team: Bruno Degert. As you may know, we don’t sponsor athletes in order to have more profit or...

A new tester on our surf grip traction pads

We are really happy and proud to have another tester in our team: Bruno Degert. As you may know, we don’t sponsor athletes in order to have more profit or...

I’m the luckiest guy in the world
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I’m the luckiest guy in the world

Since day one that we are driven by this joyful feeling of experimenting. No matter if you succeed or not, the joy of fail and error and surpass that is...

I’m the luckiest guy in the world

Since day one that we are driven by this joyful feeling of experimenting. No matter if you succeed or not, the joy of fail and error and surpass that is...