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A few weeks ago i got my hands on a box of Matunas surf wax and i have used it on my board to see if it’s any good. I’m always dubious about trying out new brands of wax because nine times out of ten some new brands i have tried just aren’t up to the job. I always use sex wax, or palmers these brands have always served me well. Some other brands i have tried don’t give lasting grip on the board, or its too clumpy when applied especially when using cold water wax which has to be softer.
Lucky for me i had a new surfboard delivered so i could wax up a brand new stick to see how the wax would apply and perform. Unlucky for me there was no surf for over a week before i could test both the board and the wax!
Most surfboard waxes are petroleum based and not biodegradable based which isn’t very cleaver for the environment. Matunas wax is Eco friendly and is non-toxic, biodegradable and petroleum free. So what is this wax made of if it isn’t petroleum based? Well, the Ingredients consist of Clay, beeswax, jasmine, raspberry, coconut oil, tree sap, aloe and honey of course! Sounds almost good to eat!
Matunas Surf Wax the Review
First of all I applied some Matunas Base wax to the deck of my new surfboard. The base wax was really, really hard and I didn’t think it would apply to the shinny surf tech Epoxy surface of my board. However, with a little pressure the base wax was applied in no time and all looked good.
For my top coat I used the cold water wax because we are now in December and the water is defiantly frigid down here in the south west of Cornwall. I unwrapped the wax from its Eco soya ink and recycled paper sleeve and gave it a smell! I don’t know about you but I love the smell of surf wax. I was pleasantly surprised that the wax smelt very nice indeed, probably down to all the lovely ingredients! The wax applied easily and evenly giving a nice layer of sticky bumps and traction to the board.
2. Use and verdict
I have used the wax now for well over a month and I have to say I’m more than impressed with it. I would say it works just as well as the other brands I normally use; it lasts if using a wax comb and importantly gives great grip and traction on the board. Would I use this wax again? I most certainly will use this wax again and I will replace my normal branded wax with Matunas because its eco friendly.
3. Score 9/10
A variety of surf wax manufacturers such as Matunas surf wax located within Santa Cruz, California have been targeted by a rival brand which tried to discredit Matunas organic credentials. Although this particular tactic has obviously been an behavior centered with business oriented benefits from the rival it has provided Matunas the chance finally prove that their products are nothing but 100% organic.
Impartial tests were completed by S&N LABS which put Matunas wax through an extensive number of tests to be able to verify the formula within the wax. A small sample was examined for the presence of petrochemical based products within the wax. The final results from the tests were decisive, scientifically demonstrating the fact that the ingredients of Matunas surf wax come from a orginic and natural source.
Matunas Wax ingredients are cultivated on the farm and the whole thing is 100% natural, together with aromas from proper strawberries, raspberries and jasmine flowers. Matunas have formulated products which is exceptional compared to paraffin and chemical-based surf waxes by producing a non-toxic, naturally degradable wax wrapped in 100% recycled paper, printed with organic ink.
Look at the full laboratory test result supplied by Matunas http://www.surfersvillage.com/documents/Labresults_matunas.pdf