How to Wax Your Bodyboard

When the deck of your bodyboard gets wet, it becomes slick as ice and you must the entire board. If you do not have traction on your board, you will be sliding forward and miss waves.

Steps

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    In a pinch, use paraffin wax that is used for canning or for candles.
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    Buy a cake or two of surfboard soft wax.
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    Apply the soft wax on the whole top of the board. In addition, focus especially where your body will be in contact with the board.
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    Store the board in a cool place and away from dust when it is not in use. Heat will cause bubbles to form on the foam and dust will make your deck dirty.
    • Periodically, when your deck wax gets dirty, remove it with a wax scrapper after putting in the sunlight for a while.
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    Use car wax on the bottom of your board, this will add a little speed to your wave riding.
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    With a bottom waxed board, put your board on a wet, sand bank, it will slide to the water. If your board is not waxed, it will not move much.
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    For the maximum speed, use a slick bottom board and a board that is not too small. Small boards are for light people and big boards are for heavy people.

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