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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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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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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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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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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