Acknowledged by aficionados as being highly addictive, surfing is one of the most popular board sports invented. Surfers use specially formulated wax – a combination of paraffin wax and bees wax to wax their boards – should there be the need for a softer wax petroleum jelly is also added. Waxing a board before hitting the water provides both grip and traction for the surfer’s feet, also reducing the risk of sliding off the board when paddling out to the waves. Today surfing is very much a global sport bringing its own challenges to suppliers with variations in water temperature causing the wax to break down and soften. To overcome this waxes of varying hardness have been developed.