Old wax is a problem. Surfboards get heavier and start losing tackiness. Learn how to properly remove wax from your surfboard and leave it clean for a new layer of grip.
In theory, surf wax should be continuously replaced by brand new grip. The slightly adhesive feel that you need to avoid unnecessary slippery wipeouts can only be fully guaranteed if you constantly remove old wax and establish stickiness with new product.
We always postpone surf wax work, because we’re lazy, and we believe it is still good to go. But we should know that it can be quick to remove old wax. If the sun is shining, it will be even easier.