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.

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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