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.

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...

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

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, known for...

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

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,...

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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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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...

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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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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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A different kind of black friday promotion

Despite we are a business, with sales goals to achieve, we never have been a standard profit-oriented business. Of course that we want to make sales and money, but the...

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