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 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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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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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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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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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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