If you plan on surfing for the first time, it’s best to ensure you have the right gear before tackling the waves. Surfboard gear and hardware are designed to help surfers perform effectively. The standard list of must-have surfboard gear include board bags, fins, leashes, tail pads and/or deck grips and board wax. Check our collection from top brands Astrodeck, Channel Islands, FarKing, Gorilla Surf, Modom and Northcore, among many others. Enjoy our incredible FREE UK delivery when you shop at Yakwax!
Surfing is one of today’s most popular extreme sports. It is fun, engaging, strenuous and definitely dangerous for someone without the proper knowledge and skill.
Like any other extreme water sports, surfing is an adrenaline-pumping activity that requires preparation and proper precautions. These are among the details passed down to youngsters in training, so they can conquer the waves without any mishaps.
When you have been surfing for quite a while now, you know how important it is to have high-quality surfboard gear and hardware on-hand. This is essential especially for professional and travelling surfers to ensure safe and enjoyable surfing adventures.
Safety and functionality are of utmost importance when searching for surfboard gear and accessories. Below are the top most important items to include on your list:
Leashes are made with flexible PU cord that’s attached to the surfboard and the rider’s ankle. These are designed to prevent the board from floating away and hitting other surfers after wipeouts. Leash length preferences are usually based on surfboard size and waves a surfer often shreds.
Surfboard bag is where you store your board to keep it safe and free from ding. There are options when it comes to surfboard bags including socks, travel bags, day bags and longboard bags. The key is to choose the board bag that matches your surfing lifestyle – i.e. if you travel locally and/or abroad, if you use a longboard, and mainly for storage purposes.
Surfboard fins are attached at the tail end of your board. Also known as skegs, fins are essential pieces of gear that improve control and stability of a surfboard. You can find them in various setups such as the Thruster, Twin, 5-Fin Tri Quad, Quad and Single for retro style and standard longboards.
Surfboard wax is necessary to form traction and make the surface of the board sticky enough so you could stand up and perform on your board for long periods. The type of wax to use is based on the waters (temperatures) you shred. You should stock hot/tropical wax and cold-water wax to ensure you are properly geared up for all types of waves.
Tail pads, deck grips/traction pads are made of grippy foam placed at the end of the deck. They are designed for board riders who need the extra grip to perform better. Tail pads and deck grips are available in various colours, textures, shapes and kick profiles.
The next time you plan for a surfing adventure, make sure you have all the necessary surfing equipment and accessories you need for safety and maximum performance. Choose among the top brands we carry including Captain Fin Co, Dakine, FCS, Futures, Hydro, Nutz, Ocean And Earth and Tiki, and many others. All with FREE UK delivery when you shop at Yakwax!