Shortboard Surf Grip Pack

€35,14 €30,39 Save €4,75
35 reviews

Surf grip for surfboards. An alternative to surf wax, transparent traction pads that are easy to install, require almost no maintenance and will last for up to 2 years on your surfboard. A next-generation surf grip that doesn’t melt or stain.

We have all been there… Melted wax on your car, surf bag or clothes. A surfboard full of dirty old brown wax, mixed with sand, hair, and other debris. …or that time that waves were pumpin’ in a spot, and wax is over.

Van Der Waal surf grip it's a cleaner, greener alternative to surf wax that is low maintenance and long-lasting.

  • Doesn’t get sticky or dirty
  • Doesn’t gather sand, hair or other debris
  • Doesn’t stain
  • Transparent. Your surfboard will look great
  • More eco-friendly than wax
  • High grip
  • It lasts much longer than wax (will last for at least 2 years if you surf 2 or 3 times a week)
  • Wetsuit & Skin Friendly
  • Temperature Independent
  • Super easy to apply and remove
  • Lightweight (3gr / hexagon)

If you're not sure how many hexagons your board will need, click here for our grip builder tool.

Van der Waal it’s extremely easy to apply. Despite the pack comes with a manual of clear instructions to ensure successful implementation, even if you are not professional.

Check our guide below.

  1. —STEP 1
    Without peeling off the pieces, arrange them on the board with the pattern that best serves your surf.
  2. —STEP 2
    Using the board stringer as a guide, peel off 1 hexagon and apply it to the center of your board
  3. —STEP 3
    Using the guide piece that comes in the box, start to apply the remaining hexagons along with the surfboard as the design that you set before
Tech data
  • Weight: 3gr (0.17 oz)
  • Dimensions: 111.7 x 97.9 mm (4.3 inches x 3.8 inches)
  • Thickness: 1 mm (0.039 inch)
  • Material: transparent anti slip texture

Inside the box

  • All hexagons you ordered
  • Guide piece: to guide you in installation. This guide piece creates a 10mm (0.39 inch) gap between hexagons for water drainage
  • Instructions: on how to apply

Shipping times

  • Please allow us 2 business days to prepare your order.
  • Once your order is shipped you will get a confirmation e-mail with a tracking code.

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The lighter, thinner and softer version of our surf grip.

Surf grip. Redefined.

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.

Ready to go waxless?

A clean board = a cleaner ocean

A board without wax means a board that is not melting oil to the ocean. So your board will not only be the coolest one, it will also be the greener one

It will last for ages

Once you apply it, you’re ready to surf for at least two entire years with almost no maintenance at all

No more melting 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

Your surfboard will shine

Doesn’t get sticky or dirty, weither gather sand, hair, or other debris, so your board is always clean

Temperature independent

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.

Don’t waste more time

Just grab your surfboard and go surf. No more applying, scratching, re-applying, that old brown wax.

Never wax your surfboard again
Surf grip. Simplified
Never wax your surfboard again
Surf grip. Simplified
Never wax your surfboard again
Surf grip. Simplified

Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have a deep and lasting relationship with surf wax and probably have questions about Van der Waal.

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.

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.

How do I apply them?

Van der Waal surf grips are extremely easy to apply, just follow the guide here

And the maintainence?

Consider clean your board with fresh water from time to time, to clear the salt that can accumulate in the gaps.
If there is no surf for a long time (unlucky you) give a warm shower before surfing or be a little more patience in the water
After a fligh we trully advise you to also give Van der Waal a warm shower, because of airplane cargo hold lower temperatures.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Denise R.
Best decision

Hey guys. Thank you for delivering the package to indonesia. Finally the pads are on my board and i couldn't be more surprised how well they work. It was a good decision to choose your product. One lil thing, maybe 2-4 more pads would be cool having on the board. But nevertheless best decision. Thank you, guys

Sierra M.
I love these grips!

I love these grips! I put the shortboard pack on a 7ft board that has no tail traction pad, so it might be nice to have a few more of the stickers, but that's my mistake. It's nice to finally be able to see the fun color of my board without a coat of grimy wax on top. I highly recommend Van der Waal!

Tristan S.
Great product

Great product and I was amazed how grippy it actually is under foot. I used it for the first time yesterday 08/10/22 and I was pleasantly surprised at the impact it actually had on my surfing! Needless to say…. No more wax for me ever again! Life is always evolving so why not move with it!! Thank you 🙏

David W.
My foot felt glued to the boar

I almost cant believe how much grip these have, my foot felt glued to the board. And it's not a sandpaper texture like the last brand I tried so shouldn't damage my wetsuit.

Dai T.
Really impressed

Fitted these to my board last week. I'm really impressed, very well made and easy to apply. Fast postage to the UK. No more wax for me, thanks Dai 🤙🏽