You probably have a deep and lasting relationship with surf wax and probably have questions about Van der Waal. Please find bellow most common questions about our surf grips.

It will damage my surfboard?

No. As long as you apply and remove the hexagons carefully, it will not damage your board at all. Some minor glue residues may stay on your board after remove them but are easily cleaned with a rag soaked alcohol.

Does it works on any kind of surfboard?

We tested our grips in epoxy, fiberglass and wood surfboards and it works in all.
Despite we never tried out, some clients use it on hard top soft boards (like MF our Beater ones).

Can I use it without a wetsuit or rashguard?

I only tested it without rashguard in hot summer days and for some short sessions, and it was ok. As wax also rubs my skin, I always use a rashguard.

How long it will last?

Probably, longer than your surf board. So far, we have tested intensely on Martim surfboards and we can assure that Van der Waal will last at least for 2 years if you surf 2 to 3 times a week. But Martim has his first board with Van der Waal for more than 6 years now, and it still works.

Why it’s more eco-friendly than surf wax?

Most wax bars use oil and are not biodegradable. Furthermore, the use of Van der Waal is much less intensive, since an application lasts approximately the lifetime of a board.

It works on any water temperature?

Yes. But please note that on really cold waters (near zero temp) Van der Waal material will get really stiff and can loose some gip properties.

Can I apply it on a used surf board?

Yes, you can! Van der Waal it’s flexible enough to adapt to all your board bumps 😉
Where it’s made?

Can I withdraw the product from my board and put in a new board?

No you can not. Once you remove the product from your board it will lose the glue in it.

Where it’s made?

Van der Waal is a 100% Portuguese brand created by Martim and Afonso. You can know more about us here.

Can I apply van der waal or have to resort to a professional?

Could (and should) be you. In addition to the product installation is extremely easy, it comes with a manual of clear instructions to ensure successful implementation, even if you are not professional.