HSS Bubble Gum Wax - Organic

In stock (500 items available)

We tested six formulas with Bubble Gum before we settled on the one that was perfect for Hawaiian waters. Our wax isn’t too soft, so it doesn’t rub off too easily. Instead, it bumps up well, and doesn’t smudge together. And best of all, the environmentally friendly ingredients mean that we can paddle out and enjoy our waves, safe in the knowledge that we are doing our part to protect Hawaii’s reefs—the very reefs that we get to play on each day!

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Bubble Gum Wax Tested and Approved for Hawaiian Waters. 




Bubble Gum surf wax has been a staple of the industry for more than three decades. Started in a kitchen in Leucadia, CA, by brothers Brit and Grant Galland in 1984, Bubble Gum went on to become one of the biggest names in surf traction, and continues to dominate the market today. Between their time-proven quality and a new focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability, the brand ticks all the boxes, and was the obvious choice for Hawaiian South Shore when we decided we wanted to make our own line of organic surf wax for local wave riders here on Oahu.

 

We tested six formulas with Bubble Gum before we settled on the one that was perfect for Hawaiian waters. Our wax isn’t too soft, so it doesn’t rub off too easily. Instead, it bumps up well, and doesn’t smudge together. And best of all, the environmentally friendly ingredients mean that we can paddle out and enjoy our waves, safe in the knowledge that we are doing our part to protect Hawaii’s reefs—the very reefs that we get to play on each day!

 

We have been carrying the Hawaiian South Shore organic wax for five years now, and the results speak for themselves. Everyone who gets on our wax quickly becomes a believer, and always ends up coming back for more. And I sure wouldn’t use anything else when it comes to prepping my boards for surf!

 

When waxing a new board, I like to first create a base by using the edge of the bar to draw a criss-crossing pattern of wax lines on the clean deck. I will start by waxing rail to rail in straight lines perpendicular to the stringer, around half an inch apart, from the tail up to around 12 inches above where my front foot stands (typically just below the surfboard logo). I then do the same thing from tail to nose, drawing lines of wax parallel to the stringer a half inch apart, stopping at the same front-foot point that I stopped the rail-to-rail lines. Once I have created this grid-like pattern of wax lines, I sometimes continue the process by doing two more sets of optional lines at a 45 degree angle to the stringer, starting on one rail at the tail and waxing upward through the stringer toward the other rail, in the direction of the nose.

 

Once I have a really tight grid pattern (from either the two first steps, or all four if I decide to do the 45-degree lines), I go back over the board with a bar of wax, waxing from side to side or front to back (not in circles, as this tends to smudge the wax and make it smear together). Because I already have the grid pattern of wax lines in place, this final wax job creates thousands of perfect little wax bumps.

 

From then on, I just throw a new, light coat of wax on top of my bumps every time I surf, just before I paddle out, with a quick forward and back or side to side motion. This beefs up my bumps and adds a little extra stickiness for when I paddle out. And since I’m using Hawaiian South Shore’s Bubble Gum organic wax, it is good for the environment too. What a great way to enjoy the ocean!

 

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Purchase any item and we will have it ready for pick-up in 2 hours! 

Location address
320 Ward Avenue #112
Honolulu, HI 96814

Open 7 days a week!
Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Phone: (808) 597-9055
Email: sales@hawaiiansouthshore.com  


DOMESTIC SHIPPING
for clothing and most of our surf accessories!  

Orders $50 or more on clothing and most surf accessories are FREE

Hawaiian South Shore ships to all 50 states via Insured USPS. Whether you're in Hawaii, Alaska, East Coast, West Coast or anywhere in between.

For any purchases below $50, it will be $6 for shipping!

Sorry, this offer does not include and not limited to hard goods such as surfboards, bodyboards, and surf travel bags.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
for clothing and most of our surf accessories!  

Shipping Time: Usually 7-10 days

Shipping Rates:
Shipping is calculated on your purchased amount.

Purchase $200 or less = $30 Shipping
Purchase $201 - $300 = $25 Shipping
Purchase $301 - $400 = $20 Shipping
Purchase $401 - $500 = $10 Shipping
Purchase $500 or more: Shipping is Free

Sorry, this does not include and not limited hard goods such as surfboards, bodyboards, and surf travel bags. 


SURFBOARD SHIPPING

ALL OUTER ISLANDS

$45 Flat rate

We will pack and deliver to Aloha Air Cargo.

You Pick up at Aloha Air Cargo on your Island.

ETA is usually 5 days. 

Questions? Email us

sales@HawaiianSouthShore.com


SURFBOARD SHIPPING


JAPAN

Shipping Time: 10 to 15 days  

LENGTH UP TO 7'2":
1 board: $225
2 boards: $255
Wider than 20" are an additional $25.


LENGTH 7'3" - 10':
1 board: $295
2 or more boards: Contact us, and we will help you.

Boards wider than 23" are an additional $20.
*All prices are subject to change without notice.


QUESTIONS
ENGLISH OR JAPANESE = OK!

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Email us at: sales@hawaiiansouthshore.com


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If you are not completely satisfied with your Hawaiian South Shore Online purchase, please send the item(s) you wish to return within 30 days from the date you received the shipment. 

Please include the original tags (still attached) and the original receipt. 

We will happily exchange the item(s) for another or apply Store Credit with your billing name and information. Exchanges are dependent on existing stock. 

Item(s) must be unused and unwashed in original packaging. 

Refunds are issued in form of Store Credit. 

* Please note that we cannot refund any shipping charges or handling charges.

Surfboard and Sale item(s) are Final.


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If you would like to change or cancel an order please email the sales@hawaiiansouthshore.com as soon as possible. 

We will try to accommodate your request but please understand that our order and shipping systems are designed to get orders on their way quickly and efficiently. Therefore, we cannot change or cancel an order once it has entered the shipping process.

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Ex. Hawaiian South Shore Surf Return/Exchange Order # (Your Order Number).

 

Please send Returns and Exchanges to:

Hawaiian South Shore Surf Shop
Attn: Exchange and Returns

320 Ward Ave #112
Honolulu, HI 96814