Viscid Surf, one of our Local Workers, recently launched a brand new line of organic, hand-poured surf waxes available exclusively online.
Kevin Schmoll, a local graphic designer and surfer, grew up in Charleston and began developing the formula three years ago.
“As a surfer I always found it strange that a majority of surf waxes are petroleum-based and I just wanted to use a product that was more environmentally friendly,” said Schmoll. “After testing countless samples I found that a beeswax-based product worked just as great and still gave a comparable grip and bumpy texture but had an added benefit of stickiness.”
Viscid Surf currently offers four different waxes – Base, Cold Water, Warm Water and Tropical Water – ranging from soft to hard wax stickiness for use in various water temperatures. Each bar is lovingly hand crafted and features a light orange scent. A three pack of each wax sells for $6 and is wrapped in packaging made from recycled paper.
The entire line is non-toxic and biodegradable, and provides a more eco-friendly alternative to use in our oceans. “Whenever possible,” added Schmoll, “I’ve gone out of my way to source as many of the ingredients as I can locally.” The beeswax is purchased directly from a nearby Johns Island beekeeper.
For more information regarding Viscid Surf, please visit www.viscidsurf.com, on Twitter @ViscidSurf, on Instagram @viscidsurfwax, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ViscidSurf.