Siren Surf Adventures Weekly Surf Tip...WAX
Winter is just around the corner and as the seasons change so should the temperature of your wax. Surf wax comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and smells, but the most important thing you really should know is that wax is made for specific temperatures. There are cold water waxes, cool water waxes, warm water waxes, and tropical water waxes so you really should pay attention and use the proper wax for the temperature of water you are surfing in. If you use a cold water wax in a tropical setting your wax will melt and you will slip off your board. In fact, cold and cool water waxes will heat up and become gooey making it impossible to rub onto your board. However, warm water wax can be used in cold water but it may become a little too hard causing it to become more difficult to spread the wax onto your board. Some like only using warm water wax in cold temps because it will harden due to the drop in degrees which will make some normally gooey waxes easier to put onto your board. And in some areas that are super tropical, you absolutely absolutely need tropical wax. Warm water wax simply won’t cut it in the blazing heat as the sun and humidity melt it in your car, on your board, and even in the water.
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Also BIG THANKS to Ground Swell Surf Shop in Jupiter, Florida for letting us use the shop for our wax shots!