Wax VS GryptaLite

Surfers' main reference for surfboard traction

Wax has been used by surfers to prevent slipping off the board while surfing or paddling for decades while being usually composed of paraffin or beeswax but mostly derived from petrochemicals and other fossil resources, not biodegradable but toxic. Even if the most exotic scents are used to make the wax more attractive, its components are harmful toward the environment as wax eventually falls off the board contaminating the ocean ecosystem. However, new natural wax formulas have reached the market reducing the environmental impact almost as performant as traditional wax, but still degrade in water at the end and requires fresh layers at each surf. Wax wouldn't have negative effects on the environment if it wasn't degrading off the board. But we all have to admit we still use it nowadays because affordable as :

Traditional wax is a very cheap petroleum by-product.
shortboard with dirty wax
But just think how many wax you spent money on since your first surf, and perhaps within a year.

Wax Versus GryptaLite comparison

WAX GryptaLite
WATER REACTIVE : grips when wet, doesn't stick when dry
Ultra clear
Consistent performance at each session
Traction never varies with temperature
Maximum control of your board
No maintenance needed at each session
One solution for any water temperature
Doesn't melt, doesn't get onto your wetsuit, board bag, car seat dirty
Safe for your wetsuit and your skin
One and only single piece installation at exact board shape
Low-to-zero maintenance
Lightweight and even help to float
1/3 mm thin : weight and thickness never vary
Protects the deck (UVs, scratches, small dings, etc.)
Doesn't pollute the Ocean while surfing
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Wax versus gryptalite

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