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Driven by our customers’ feedback on our surf grip and by our aim to produce a more eco-friendly alternative to surf wax, we started to research and test new materials. We needed a softer material, lighter and thinner, with high grip levels.

After a lot of research and tests, we are really excited to announce that a new version of Van der Waal is now ready for production.

Shortboard pack detail
r.evolution series

The lighter,
greener & softer
version of
Van der Waal

How it

In this third reincarnation, the r.evolution surf grip has been redesigned, re-formulated and seriously improved. The improved specific texture and pattern cutted in a hexagonal shape, placed with a 10mm gap ( for water drainage) are essential to guarantee a high grip.

Tech data
3gr (0.10 oz)

111.7 x 97.9 mm (4.3 inches x 3.8 inches)


1 mm (0.039 inch)


Transparent Anti slip texture
What's new?
Improved grip with new material and texture
Softer to skin & wetsuit friendly
Ultra light (3grams per hexagon)
Thinner (1mm)
Surf grip. Simplified
When compared with tradicional wax


Because it doesn’t melt in the sun, it won’t stain other surfaces it comes in contact with, such as your surfboard bag, your car or your clothes.

Most surf wax bars are made with high environmental impact components such as oil. Since a surfer needs at least 1 bar of wax every month, Van Der Wall is a much “greener” solution than wax.

Van der Waal will ensures that your feet will not skid. Plus, our material gets a more rubberized texture when wet, increasing traction.

Depending on how regularly you surf, Van Der Waal may last the same amount of time as your surfboard. One purchase of Van Der Waal will last at least 1 year if you surf 2 or 3 times a week.

Although it has the same traction as wax, Van Der Waal doesn’t get sticky or dirty, wether gather sand, hair or other debris, so your board is always clean.

Van der Waal is easy to install and remove, without ever damaging the board. You can see how to install here or this video on how to remove.

Although having a traction identical to the wax, Van der Waal is not aggressive to your skin and will not damage your wetsuit.

No matter whether you are surfing in cold or hot water, the traction Van der Waal is indifferent to the temperature of the water or the environment.

Your surfboard will look great! Van Der Waal is white transparent. So it won’t cover your board design or logos and your board will look exactly like it did when you bought it. Plus, protects your board from UV.

With a hexagonal shape, which can be cut in half, Van der Waal adapts to any type of board. See how to install here

When applied, it is lighter than wax (3gr / hexagon), so do not make your board heavier and does not compromise your surf. 

If you surf 2 or 3 times a week, you would need at least 1 bar of wax per month, at a average cost of 2-3€ each bar. With Van der Waal you wont need anymore wax and it will last an entire year.

If you think wax is a much more affordable option,
click here to calculate how much do you spend in wax per year.

r.Evolution Series

Van der Waal it’s a clear non-skid alternative to surf wax, easy to install and that requires almost no maintenance.

After changing the standards of surf industry by developing an alternative to surf wax, in its third reincarnation, the re.Volution surf grip from Van Der Waal has been redesigned, re-formulated and seriously improved. We proudly present a new version of our grip. A lighter, clearer, greener and softer version of Van der Waal grip it’s here and available for purchase.

Packs of Van der Waal


You probably have a deep and lasting relationship with surf wax and probably have questions about Van der Waal. So check our support page and feel free to contact us if you still have doubts.

Surf wax calculator

The real costs
of surf wax. 

Beyond the pollution it causes, the mess of melting and grab all debris around it, calculate here how much money you spend, in surf wax, per year.

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makes us prouder
than a board with
Van der Waal

So, here is a simple map of places where we know that have at least one surf board with our surf grip.
A big thank you to each one of our customers!