If you have had your surfboard for a while, you know the importance of waxing it regularly. Regular waxing helps preserve the surfboard material. Wax applied on the board is always uneven, creating bumps across the surface, giving you traction.

There are numerous types of wax you can use; some are better than others. To determine the type of wax to use, you should consider application and temperature.

Surfing wax is categorized based upon the temperature of the water, namely cold, tropical, the basecoat, warm and cool. Warm water requires basecoat as it’s the hardest wax with much higher melting temperature.

The number of times you’ll need to change wax on your surfboard will depend on the wax firmness and the water temperature you are surfing on.

<p>The wax helps keep your feet in place while surfing. When waxing your board, start by cleaning your surfboard with a citrus-based cleanser using a regular cloth.

Use a wax comb to apply wax on the clean board. Start with the base coat, followed by the topcoat.

The type of surfing board you own and the area you’re surfing at will also determine how often you’ll wax your board. For instance, if you’re surfing in cooler waters, the wax will not melt off quickly, and thus, you will not need to wax often. However, if you’re surfing in warm waters, waxing will be much more frequent.

If you want your wax to last longer, you can use basecoat or tropical wax because it is durable. If possible, buy a surfboard cleanser alongside the wax to make the process easier. Do it a couple of times and you will be able to apply it with confidence.