We developed many tests and researches to get here.
In the end we came up to this material and shape. From its embossed texture (which becomes more rubbery after some minutes in the water) to its cut (hexagonal shape, placed with a 10mm gap (for water drainage), are both essential to guarantee the same traction provided by wax.
When applied, it has a similar weight to the wax (5gr / hexagon), so do not make your board heavier and does not compromise your surf.
DETAILS (EACH HEXAGON)
Weight: 5gr (0.17 oz)
Dimensions: 111.7 x 97.9 mm (4.3 inches x 3.8 inches)
Thickness: 1 mm (0.039 inch)
Material: Transparent Anti slip texture
INSIDE THE BOX
Hexagons: 17 to 90 (depending on your choice)
Ruller: to guide you in installation
Instructions: On how to apply
Weight: 250gr (8.81849 oz)
Create a 10mm (0.39 inch) gap between hexagons for water drainage
Material: Coated Cardboard
Dimensions: 93 x 80 mm (3.6 inches x 3.1 inches)
Thickness: 2.5 mm (0.09 inch)
SURF THE SAME OLD WAY, BUT IN A GREENER WAY
With 2.7 millions surfers in the world (and 47% of them surfing more than once per week), the use of traditional wax (non-organic and non bio-degradable) has a huge impact on the oceans and atmosphere. Van der Waal would last almost as long as your surfboard so as you don't need to constantly reapply, Van der Waal it's better for the environment then traditional wax.
Available on packs from 17 to 90 hexagons, Van der Waal cames in 3 different options: Shortboard packs, LongBoard packs and, cause all surfboards are different and every surfer needs the grip differently, now you can create your own Van der Waal pack.
You probably have a deep and lasting relationship with surf wax and probably have questions about Van der Waal. So check our support page and feel free to contact us if you still have doubts.
(Compared to tradicional surf wax)
Because it doesn’t melt in the sun, it won’t stain other surfaces it comes in contact with, such as your surfboard bag, your car or your clothes. Also, Van Der Waal doesn’t get sticky or dirty, so your board is always clean.
Most surf wax bars are made with high environmental impact components such as oil. Since a surfer needs at least 1 bar of wax every month, Van Der Wall is a much “greener” solution than wax.
Van der Waal will ensures that your feet will not skid. Plus, our material gets a more rubberized texture when wet, increasing traction.
No matter whether you are surfing in cold or hot water, the traction Van der Waal is indifferent to the temperature of the water or the environment.
Although having a traction identical to the wax, Van der Waal is not aggressive to your skin and will not damage your wetsuit.
Your surfboard will look great! Van Der Waal is white transparent. So it won’t cover your board design or logos and your board will look exactly like it did when you bought it. Plus, protects your board from UV.
If you are in a hurry and want to buy Van der Waal before a new swell arrives, you can always buy from any of our partners:
SPAIN - MALAGA
SCOTLAND - EDINBURGH
PORTUGAL - PENICHE
PORTUGAL - SINTRA