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The Real Way to ReWax your surfboard

If you're a seasoned surfer, you know the importance of a well-waxed surfboard. The right wax job can mean the difference between hanging ten and wiping out in spectacular fashion. So, it's time to roll up your sleeves and give your board a little TLC, and we'll show you how to rewax surfboard like a pro, including the use of wax remover liquid.

What You'll Need:

  • Surfboard

  • Surf wax (choose the right temperature-specific wax for your local water conditions)

  • Wax comb or scraper

  • Wax remover liquid

  • A little elbow grease

A surfer applying wax to the tail of their surfboard

Step 1: Clean Your Board Start by giving your surfboard a good rinse with fresh water. This helps get rid of any sand, salt, or grime from your last session. It also ensures that the wax adheres properly.

Step 2: Remove Old Wax with Wax Remover Liquid Before using the wax remover liquid, make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Apply a small amount of the wax remover to a cloth or sponge and rub it onto the areas with old wax. Let it sit for a few minutes to soften the wax. Now, use your wax comb or scraper to gently and easily remove the old wax. The wax remover makes this process much smoother and quicker. Make sure to get all the stubborn bits off – you want a clean canvas for your fresh wax.

Step 3: Apply the Wax With your board clean and smooth, it's time to apply the new wax. Begin by applying a base coat in long, diagonal strokes. Press the wax firmly onto the board, making sure it grips.

Step 4: Create the Top Layer Now, add a top layer of wax in a perpendicular direction to the base coat, forming a crisscross pattern. This crisscross texture ensures your feet won't slip while you're shredding those waves. Keep rubbing the wax until you feel it grip your fingers.

Step 5: Check the Temperature Surf wax comes in different formulas for different water temperatures, so make sure you're using the right one for your location. If it's too cold, you'll need a colder water wax. If it's too warm, opt for a warmer water wax. The right temperature-specific wax will help you maintain better grip.

Step 6: Give It Some Love Take a moment to admire your handiwork. A freshly waxed board is a thing of beauty. You're now ready to hit the waves with confidence, knowing that your surfboard is in tip-top condition.

Surf's up! With your surfboard freshly waxed, you're ready to ride those waves like a pro. All materials and tools necessary (and help if you need any) can be found at El Porto Surf Shop! Remember to check your wax periodically and reapply when it starts to lose its grip. Enjoy the surf and keep practicing to master those sweet moves!


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