Spray On Surf Wax: Why Didn’t It Catch On?

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In the 60s and 70s, several companies sold an aerosol spray wax that sprayed right onto the surf board, but spray on wax doesn’t really exist today. And it seems like such a shame.

Although various companies produced a spray on surf wax over the years, it never really caught on with the surfing community. It seems that if there were a product that helped you wax your surf board quickly and easily (without the hassle of touching the wax or messing with grip tape), surfers would be all over it, using it all the time.

But that’s not what happened. Perhaps because the product was laden with chemicals? Maybe. But most surf waxes at the time contained chemicals that are frowned on today. Whatever the reason, the concept fizzled out and spray on surf wax products became virtually impossible to find.

So we’re still stuck waxing our surfboards the old-fashioned way. And that takes time and effort, but it’s a process you can’t really skip. If you had the option of using spray on surf wax rather than waxing your board the usual way, would you do it? What is your current favorite waxing technique? Let us know in the comments!

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