The waxing of a surf board is a critical important part of surfing, the wax forms a layer between the board and your feet. The wax allows your feet to have something to grip needed for standing and maneuvering the board. You only want to wax one side of the board the side where your feet will be, the other side should be totally wax free to glide on the water. There are many different name brands of wax on the market nowadays so pick one that suits you the best. Before you commence the waxing process you want to make sure you start with a clean board, so if it’s a brand new board no problem but if is a used board you will need to remove all existing wax and that will just make whatever new wax you apply come off sooner. A wax comb is a good tool in helping remove existing wax, once you see the original glossy finish then you have reached the actual board itself and you can start applying the base coat. Base coat wax is harder than top coat wax and lasts longer than top coat wax, there are many different techniques used by surfers to apply the wax some use circular motions, front and back, criss-cross and others with time you will see which techniques works best for you. When applying the top wax coat get one that works well with the water temperatures you usually surf.