I really hate wax, so I have no romantic attachment to the look or feel of it. There is a product called Wax Mat by Surfco that I have been putting on more and more of my boards that I absolutely love. Feels better underfoot than wax and every bit as much traction. I started with it on a longer mid length mal and have now put it on more and more of my shorter boards. Tac and traction doesn't change with temperatures. If you do manage to get it covered with sunscreen it washes off with dish soap. Doesn't yellow or degrade and I have not gotten any sort of rashing from it. I like the ability to put my board in the car and not worry about wax melting or rubbing off ( giggity giggity) on my interior. I used it while on Maui on a 6'6" and now in Florida this past week in this storm swell on a 6' with zero complaints or issues.