A product that is as effective as the wax, at a fair price (how we calculated Van der Waal's price: cost of 1 year of wax + 1 or 2 beers for us).
A product that does not melt or turns sticky, and that is cleaner to the board and to the surfer than wax
By having a less intensive use and by not decomposing in the sea, it's more environmentally friendly than wax. In addition, our material is recyclable
We don't believe in giveaways or exchanging product for articles, positive reviews or whatever. We gave Van der Waal samples to those who believed in us and our idea but distrust the effectiveness of our product.
We do not want a 'bought' WSL pro, we want those who believe in us to help us build a better and more effective product through constructive, real and objective feedback.
We don't work with stores or distributors. We try to establish partnerships with people that are in front of stores or distribution markets that want to grow with us.
THE COMMON SURFER
Van der Waal is not intended for professionals or for surfers who change boards every 3 months. It is intended for the surfer who changes surfboard at most once a year and who cares about the environment. Our product is for those who only want to have fun catching some waves.
ll those who make their own wax, or who disclose how to do (or sell) it in a more sustainable way, are our friends and not our competitors. Go for it!
We believe on a company that is not profit-oriented, but oriented for the satisfaction of both its customers and its employees (for now, just the co-founders Martim and Afonso, with the help of Joana)
Those who buy Van der Waal are part of a community that believes in us. And that wants to surf with a smile on their faces. If by any chance you came to Portugal and want to drink a beers and catch some waves with us, feel free to send an email.