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.

The best alternatives to surf wax

Surfing is a thrilling water sport enjoyed by many people globally. However, surfing can be quite challenging if you do not have a good grip on the board so one...

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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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How to spray paint a surfboard

  Last month I bought a new JS Industries surfboard: a 6’11’’ Raging Bull. Happens that I really don’t like white surfboards and spray-painted it. I had so much fun...

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Eco conscious surf trips

So, you decide to go on a surf trip, chasing your dream waves. You check the forecasts, choose your destination, plan the flights, and accommodations for your next surf trip,...

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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...

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Customize Your Surf Grip Pads With Our New Tool

One of the advantages of a modular traction pad as Van der Waal, is the capability to adjust to any surfboard layout, size, and surfing style (ie beginner, novice, experienced...

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The unpredictability of surf and a leap of faith

As a sport, surf is probably one of the most fickle ones. It depends on so many factors and scenarios that predicting what gear will work or not (and how...

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An alternative to surf wax

VAN DER WAAL IS A GRIP SOLUTION INTRODUCED IN 2016 AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURF WAX.To start, let’s consider that a surf wax bar costs, on average, 3€. Our product,...

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