August 21, 2020 3 min read

Learning how to wax a surf board is one of the first things a surfer should really grasp when they take up the sport - this is also applicable to other water sports enthusiasts. The main purpose of waxing is to protect the surface of a surfing board deck, prevent scratching and damage caused by ultraviolet rays, and to retain the shine and smoothness of the boards fasteners. Wax helps protect your boards from wear and tear and prolongs the life of the board.

surfer waxing a surfboard

Firstly, you should clean the surf board thoroughly. Use a mixture of warm water and detergent to clean all surfaces of the board. You need to wash the whole surface and then rinse off the detergent, making sure that all the soap is completely cleaned away. Use a mild dishwashing liquid to clean the board. Allow to dry, then repeat the same process until the board has been completely dry.

Next, use wax to coat the deck. A good wax to use is a polyurethane wax that's formulated for this purpose. Apply it evenly and allow it to set overnight.

Applying The 2nd Coat of Wax To Your SurfBoard

Now apply a second coat of wax, this time using a natural wax such as Beeswax. Be careful not to let too much wax build up on the surface. This will result in wearing and scratching. Wait an hour before removing the waxing with a clean rag.

If you want to keep the wax in place, make sure you add a layer of sandpaper in between the layers of wax. After it has completely dried, wipe it away.

The Final Coat of Wax

The last and final wax coat is to seal the entire surface. You can use a high quality epoxy or urethane sealant.

Surfers need to be aware of how to wax a surfboard properly and follow some basic safety techniques when they are waxing their board. One of the most important things to consider is how to get the wax down deep enough into the wood to ensure that no damage is done to the surfboards finish. You should also be careful when working on a waxed board to ensure that you are not putting too much pressure on the wax into the wood, since this can cause warping.

Preserving The Durability & Life Of Your Board

Learning how to wax a surfboard can save you plenty of money if you are a regular surfer. Waxing your board on a regular basis will not only give your board a shiny new look, but it will also help to protect it from wear and tear and water damage.

The most important thing to remember when learning how to wax a surfboard is that you should never use a harsh brush when applying the wax. A soft cloth or hair dryer can work just as well, although you should not use a brush that is too hot or you could risk burning yourself.

freshly waxed surfboard

Waxing a surfboard also involves the use of a good quality surfboard cleaner. While it may not seem like it at first, using a good quality cleaner will also help to protect your board from fading and cracking. {if the cleaner is not properly maintained. and used properly.

Another way of protecting your board from water damage is by using a deck protector. You should always use one that is specifically designed to protect the finish on your board against the elements.

Important Things To Remember

It is also important to avoid placing wax on your board too far above the surface of the deck. The reason for this is that the wax can cause your board to become slippery. This will damage the deck more easily if the wax starts to harden.

Remember to keep the waxing area clean, particularly after each use. By keeping the area clean, you will have less chance of staining it, and you can also prevent your deck from cracking, warping, or cracking. You can use a special board cleaner that you can purchase at your local surf store to make your waxing job easier and keep it looking great for longer.

We know its not the most fun job to do... but waxing your board regularly will make it last for longer and give you a ton more enjoyment out on the waves.

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