Sure, at the start of all this it was about trying to
get as much wax as possible and trying to create a
monster collection. However, over the past few
years that has changed quite a bit. It has been
more about collecting friends and meeting people all
over the world with similar interests. There have been many
changes in my life and many changes with this whole wax
collecting thing. I have helped many people start
fairly nice collections all over the world. Much
that wax was simply “given away” to help them out and
some was traded. Don’t get me wrong, of course I am gonna continue collecting, but the MISSION
has drastically changed.
1) Make Surf Wax A Collectible Item:
With the assistance of fellow collectors and people like
Zuma Jay, who is doing a book about the history of surf
wax, the main goal is to help make surf wax become a
collectible item. Similar to sports cards, action
figures, stamps, etc. you get the idea.
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due:
It is long overdue for the companies who
make surf wax to get the credit they deserve. Yes, here
in the USA as well as those overseas. Some of these
companies have been around longer than I have been
alive. Others are newer and just starting. Either way,
without companies like Wax Research (Sticky Bumps),
Zog’s, and The Wax Lab (Ganja Wax), where would we be?
Answer. . .probably wiped out!!! This is a formal
MAHALO NUI LOA to the surf wax companies.
3) Increase Wax Prices:
Over the past 20+ years the
price of surf wax has pretty much remained the same in
most surf shops in the USA. In the early 80’s it was
$.50 to $1. . .that somewhat holds true today – give or
take a bit. Many of the people who create their own wax
make little money and use it more as a
promotional item. I am
not suggesting that we pay an arm and a leg for a bar of
wax, but $2 to $3 per bar would give the companies a bit
more of what they deserve. People have asked,
"what's in it for you?" Well, to be honest. .
.nothing at all .
Just as I have added this page, as time continues, more
will likely be added.