surfboard waxing rules

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by miscreant, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
    how do you wax a surf board?

    Do you melt parafin? Do you elbow grease parafin?

    Do you use that clay based shit?

    Is your wrist rigid? Or do you let it flop about?

    Do you wax from tail to nose first, then rail to rail? Or vice versa?

    Do you break your log into thirds and hit each section? Or do you raw dog the entire thing?

    Do you wax a freshie at home before her maiden voyage, or do you blast it hurriedly on the sand?

    Do you make fancy argile designs in the wax?
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
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  2. dsquare

    dsquare Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    USA Hawaii
    I walk thru a sketchy part of town at night until I find a girl (?) who asks me if I have a job for her. I ask her to wax my stick and we negotiate a price. I take her to my van and hand her a bar or two of wax. I will usually see if she wants a coke or something, next time I'll see if she can swirl in an argyle design.
  3. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania

    Damn. And I thought I was the only one who waxed that way!
  4. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ayer Ma USA
    6343D6D0-47C4-446D-A343-BCDF51CA4D14.jpeg I find I get excellent coverage with this method.
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  5. SharkB8

    SharkB8 Active Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    USA Virginia
    Tape the rails for perfect edges or just “whatever “?
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  6. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
    How’d I miss this?
  7. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    I have my own secret process that does involve parrafin wax as a base coat. For purely sentimental reasons. Warning: nipple pain can result from most if not all application techniques.
  8. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
    I can’t actually use words to describe my ritual.

    Sure! One might think applying wax is a mundane activity that occurs periodically.

    Heck! One might even point a finger at waxing a surfboard as something that occurs prior to paddling out.


    What is one thinking when they apply their wax?

    Does one’s thought impact their waxing technique?

    Does one’s waxing technique effect their surfing?

  9. LÜGEN

    LÜGEN Active Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    One full bar of sticky bumps base coat. Nose to tail rail to rail.
  10. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Fancy argyle pattern here. Makes the surfboard surf better (in my head)

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