Why do surfers wax the top of their feet?

Why do surfers need wax?

Wax gives you all the grip you need to ride your board – without this, forget surfing! It’s also key to make sure you get the right wax to go on your board depending on the temperature of the water you plan to surf in, this will give you the best possible grip and therefore the best performance.

Do surfers wax their boards?

Surfers put wax on their boards because wax prevents surfers from slipping off their surfboards. They use surf wax for traction. Surf wax is a sticky substance and helps keep feet stuck to the surfboard surface. Surf wax repels water but does not have a slippery feel like car wax.

Do surfers wax their feet?

Surfers who have to do a bit of stone walking to get out into the lineup tend to wax the top of their feet in addition to the top of their boards. … Surfers are waxing the tops of their feet, so they can store some extra traction for when they finally make it out to the lineup.

What is cold water wax?

Cold Wax. Cold wax is the softest wax. It is designed to be used on boards in water temperatures below 58 degree Fahrenheit or 14 degrees Celsius. Because the wax is soft, it is easily applied to the board in colder temperatures versus spending hours trying to put a hard wax on.

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