As the COVID-19 lockdown gradually eases across Ireland and the world, surfers who have been following advice to stay clear of beaches since late March are aching to get back into the water doing what they love. Many will have found it a challenging time without the regular release of being on out on the waves, replacing life’s worries with adrenaline and the calming caress of the tide.
Since almost all of the dangers of surfing lie within those majestic masses of water, there are even more things to remember in order to protect yourself and others after you’ve paddled out with your board.
Surfing can be one of the most joyous ways to spend time on this Earth, but its very nature means that it also presents more risks than a lot of other activities. Failing to recognise these and be prepared for any scenario could have devastating consequences.
Surf Wax is designed to help surfers maintain the grip on their surfboard. Without wax you will find it difficult to stand up and keep balance on your board, never mind doing any tricks! We have pulled together this useful guide on surf wax including the types of surf wax and tips for applying and removing your wax.