Thoughts on Surfing

Stories around surf and the ones who live and breathe the salty air, as we explore the essence of surf culture and the heartbeat of the surf industry. A personal vision, where we share our love for the surf life and unveil the latest trends and innovations shaping the surf industry. If you're in the mood, grab your board and paddle out with us.

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why our prices remained the same since 2016… and why do we have to update them?

About the first question… it’s simple: when we started Van der Waal, profit was not our main goal. We dreamed about creating a great surf wax alternative that would keep...

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Let’s make a different black friday… again

No need to say that I don’t love the idea behind Black Friday. Most of the time I just watch companies highering product prices a few weeks before this date...

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It's surf wax a really cheaper alternative to surf traction pads?

Surf wax has been here for ages and it’s still the industry standard to keep the surfer from slipping off the board when paddling out or riding a wave. Accordingly...

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