One of the most iconic surfboards in the world.
What is Sexwax ?
Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax® is a specially formulated wax used to coat the deck of a surfboard and provide traction between the surfer’s feet and the surfboard. There are four types of Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax® used for surfing: original Sex Wax, Quick Humps, Really Tacky and Navel Wax (body-boarding wax). The waxes come in a assortment of aromatic fragrances and are available in a variety of formulas to accommodate different water temperatures.
Is there really a Mr Zog?
Yes, Mr. Zog is a real flesh and blood person whose full name is Frederick Charles Herzog, III. Zog grew up in Orange County, California, surfing the local breaks, such as Trestles, Church and Doheny. His first surfboard was a used Velzy Jacob Balsa, which he purchased for $90.
Not wanting to stray too far from the beach, Zog attended the University of California at Santa Barbara–a school located on a bluff overlooking the ocean with a host of nearby surfing spots, including Campus Point, Driftwood, Depressions, Sands, Haskells and El Capitan.
After graduating from UCSB, Zog remained in the Santa Barbara area and opened a small surf shop, supporting himself by shaping and selling boards. Some of these boards with the “Zog Surfboards” or “Wave Delineation” logos are still in circulation today. While operating his surf shop, Zog met Nate Skinner, the chemist who worked with Zog in developing the formula for Sex Wax.
Since 1972 Zog has dedicated himself to manufacturing and marketing Sex Wax and other surf-related products. He continues to surf and gets into the water whenever possible.
Zog has been married for a zillion years, and if you ever make it to a beach in the Santa Barbara area, you just might see him paddling out with his two sons, Erick and Cody.
Sexwax Quick Humps surfboard wax formulas are the “go to” choice for professional and experienced surfers around the world, now packaged in recyclable paperboard boxes. This new package is easy to open and can be reused to keep your leftover or partially used wax clean in its original package. Find the ideal balance between stability and stickiness by utilizing these formulas alone or as part of a Basecoat/Topcoat combination. For futher tips on formula selection see the Quick Humps/Dream Cream User Guide. Quick Humps / Dream Cream User Guide
Originally formulated in 1972 these “old school” wax formulas are still relatively popular and provide effective levels of traction. See the Sexwax/Really Tacky User Guide to select the appropriate formula based on water temperatures.
REVISED SINGLE WAX APPLICATION TEMPERATURE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR QUICK HUMPS NOW ALLOW FOR ADDED STICKINESS AND SOFTNESS WHEN QUICK HUMPS IS USED AT THESE HIGHER TEMPERATURES. THE QUICK HUMP FORMULAS HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COLOR OF THE QUICK HUMPS LABEL AND EACH FORMULA REMAINS THE SAME.
X-COLD TO COLD
58° F/ 14° C & BELOW
COLD TO COOL
48° F to 68° F
9° C to 20° C
COOL TO MID WARM
58° F to 74° F
14° C to 23° C
MID COOL TO WARM
64° C to 78° C
18° C to 26° C
WARM TO MID TROPIC
70° F to 84° F
21° C to 29° C
78° F / 26° C
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARD & SOFT WAX?
Softer waxes will be:
Harder waxes will be:
WHAT SHOULD A GOOD SURF WAX PROVIDE?
WHAT IS A SINGLE WAX APPLICATION?
WHAT ARE THE SHORTCOMINGS OF A SINGLE WAX APPLICATION?
SHOULD I CONTINUE USING JUST A SINGLE WAX APPLICATION?
WHEN SHOULD I USE A BASECOAT/TOPCOAT COMBINATION?
HOW DO BASECOAT & TOPCOAT COMBINATIONS WORK?
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR BASECOAT/TOPCOAT COMBINATIONS?
Hank liked the name because it sounded phonetically cool. Zog liked it because it was attention-grabbing, absurd, and a great spoof on Madison Avenue’s not so subtle attempts to use sex to sell a product.
Naming the product “Sex Wax” has led to some hilarious misunderstandings, some great stories, and some amazing letters from satisfied, but confused, customers. There are those who have been offended by the name and refused to purchase the product. There are those who have banned display of the logo at schools and family amusement parks. And then there are those who read the label and smile with the knowledge that the world needs all the humour it can get.