Matunas surf board wax is the only non-toxic, biodegradable, petroleum free, no synthetic chemicals, eco-friendly surf wax, made using local ingredients in California.
All-natural California clay
Wild tree sap
Other organic fruit extracts
Nothing in this wax will harm you or marine life. Even the labels are made from recycled paper and printed with soya bean ink.
Because Matunas wax is 100% non-toxic you will never have a chemical reaction, allergies, or a chance to rash up. Because it is biodegradable the fish and birds won’t be harmed by it either.
The idea for Matunas surf wax started in 1999, with the concept of making a surf wax that contained organic ingredients that were from local areas in California. The company wanted to use materials that were biodegradable and non-toxic, as well as using a label that utilized recycled materials and soy based inks. Mat Mattoon, the creator of Matunas surf wax, with a background in the environmental field, from UC Santa Cruz, made the surf wax by trial and error, and gathering research from local candle makers.
The operation was first based out of the kitchen of the house he was renting at the time in California. He bought all the ingredients in bulk and cooked them on his stove.
By passing them out to local surf shops, Mat let his friends test out the wax in the water, and eventually Matunas evolved into a larger operation. They use a recycled paper with soybean ink to wrap around the wax. Most of the ingredients the company uses are still the same as the original ones Mat used in his kitchen: beeswax, tree sap, jasmine plants, and riverbed clay, make up Matunas Wax. They use five types of wax, basecoat, cold, cool, warm, and tropical depending on the temperature of your local break. Matunas Wax is very sticky and bumps up great while remaining tacky after surf sessions.
Overall, Matunas has taken about 8 years of their research development and constant testing by both surfers and chemists. Resulting in a product that is healthy for you and the environment. Environmentally friendly products are becoming more and more popular. If there is an eco-friendly alternative then why not choose it.