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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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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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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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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6 Home Exercises That Will Really Improve Your Surf

Summer it’s here and at least around Lisbon, Portugal that means: less and weaker waves, crowd beaches and less time to surf. At the day I’m writing this article have...

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A simple idea to minimize surf impact in oceans

Well, we all know that surf has a huge impact on oceans, which is a kind of contradiction as we love the ocean and waves. But surf it’s far away...

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A 1979 Volkswagen Beetle made of wax

According to SurferToday, there are more or less, 23 million active surfers in the world. I know that we cannot predict from this number how many wax their boards, and...

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