'Tis the season to remove surf wax...
'Tis the season to remove the warm water surf wax from your surfboard for cool or cold water wax. I think we all tend to dread this chore. We have all been guilty of using the wrong tool for the job (e.g., a metal spatula from the kitchen) only to scratch or damage our surfboard in the process. On the other hand, there is the classic surf wax comb. They are usually given away for free as a novelty item. Not surprisingly they don't work very well. They are small (particularly
Six Great Paddle Boarding Gift Ideas
1. Inflatable PFD Belt. Give the gift of safety. Not to mention PFDs are required by the USCG and should be worn if outside the surf zone. Even experienced paddle boarders need a PFD. There are a number inflatable PFD belts on the market designed for paddle boarding. My favorites are the ONYX M-16, MTI Adventurewear Fluid 2.0 and the Revere Survival ComfortMax belt. 2. SUP Leash. Along the same lines of safety, this is more of a stocking-stuffer. Get a straight leash for padd
A Review of the Revere Survival ComfortMax Inflatable PFD Belt for Paddle Boarding
Living in Amelia Island made it easy to get my hands on the Revere Survival Comfort Max inflatable PFD belt. Since 1936, Revere Survival has been manufacturing marine safety products and is based just down the road in Jacksonville, FL. I tested the Revere while paddle boarding on a down winder in 3 to 4 foot seas and 18 to 20 mph winds. At first glance the PFD looks well made. The belt and buckle are thick and sturdy. Putting it on is easy with the big buckle. One feature I r