Si has been known for missing important events such as weddings or Christmas because he was too busy trying new waxing techniques on the ever-growing quiver. Si was invited to the World Board Waxing Championships but had to cancel due to a repetitive strain injury to his right wrist. This happened after a particularly intense session.

This is especially important when you are going to a warm place. Warmer waxes will not stick to harder, warm waxes. Make sure you clean your board thoroughly. If your board is friendly, you can leave it in the sun for 5-10 mins and then use a wax comb, or an old bank card, to remove the wax. You can heat the wax with a hairdryer if the weather is colder. This will make it much easier to remove. Once you have removed all the wax, apply a little white spirit to a cloth. This will give even the most tarnished boards a new lease of life!

It’s more than ‘just wax.’ There are many types of wax. It’s not just wax. You should get the best stuff. This is the most expensive thing we have bought. While there are some personal preferences, most of the products we tried were good. And Fu-Wax is widely available and has been tested. It would help if you only bought the stuff in cardboard, not plastic wrap. That stuff is stinky, and the packaging is poor.

Fu-Wax, if you can find it is the new kid on campus and is being championed by the majority of the WCT. Although it is expensive at PS6 per bar, it is a good investment as it provides incredible grip and lasts longer than other brands. Make sure you select a block that is suitable for your water temperature.

Perfect bumps = Cold wax + Cold Board

Once your board is clean, you can place the wax in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to prevent it from smearing and forming small, hard bumps. Cooling the wax and board prevents it from spreading. It allows the wax to create small spots and is easier to remove. Don’t do that.

Start Grid

Wax sticks well to polish. To ensure your future rubbings are successful, draw a grid with the edge of your board. You can start by covering the lines lightly, then add more wax until you have some relief. The wax should be applied from the edge of the traction pad up to about 3/4 of the way up the board. Why is this guy naked 12 inches from your tail pad? Wax isn’t too expensive and can help you move your back foot forward while driving down the tube of life.

Rub the wax rail-to-rail with very little pressure for at least two passes. Very light pressure is the best way to wax your surfboard. It’s easy to think that the wax isn’t sticking, so you might be tempted to apply more pressure. Refrain from the temptation to apply more pressure. Keep at it! This light passes will eventually build and fill the gaps, creating the perfect base.

Rail to Rail, Nose To Tail

Start by rail to rail, then nose and tail for a few coats. This is especially important if you have craters such as this one. When the wax has fully coated, and you feel that you are getting somewhere, gradually increase your pressure.

Final circles

Your board should now be coated with fresh wax. However, your bumps might have a different height. Now, you can wax your surfboard in a circular motion. Keep going until you get the desired coverage. It would help if you only made a few more passes to ensure good luck.

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