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How to Make Your Surfboard Look Like New

How to Make Your Surfboard Look Like New

Surfboards are like the guitars of the outdoor recreation world... because they are both functional and beautiful to look at.

I'd argue surfboards are used as decor more often than any other piece of sporting equipment. (At least in the places I tend to go.)

But how do you keep your favorite surfboard looking like new?

Here are a few tips:

1. Strip the wax completely and give it a fresh coat.

Nothing will make your surfboard look newer faster than scraping all that old, half-melted wax off of it and giving it a fresh wax job. 


2. Buy surfboards with resin tints, so they won't discolor over time.

We talk about this in our Guide to Ordering A Custom Surfboard, but a resin tint serves two great purposes: first, it makes your board beautiful from Day 1. Second, it keeps your board looking good, because resin tints don't discolor the way clear, white surfboards do.

Want to learn more about the resin tinting process? Check out our Guide to Surfboard Resin Tints

Browse our range of: Resin Tinted Surfboards

3. Utilize a Leash and a Board Bag to avoid costly dings to your beloved surfboard.

The leash will help avoid damage from rocks on the shore and the board bag will help prevent dings and damage that occur outside the water (where I'm convinced 70% of surfboard dings occur)

We have fantastic surfboard leashes available, made from post-consumer plastic water bottles. The SYMPL Re-Leash is available in 3 lengths.

We also have great, no-frills board bags for daily use from StayCovered—perfect for transporting your favorite surfboard to and from the beach, and storing your board when it's not in use.

Shop: Leashes & Board Bags

Want to learn more about caring for your Almond Surfboard? Check out our Complete Care & Repair Guide.

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