Kook Straps, Cadillacs, and Sex Wax

It was just surf wax, like any other kind of surf wax, except it was round instead of square, came in more scented varieties, and was called "Sex Wax." And people loved saying “Sex Wax."

Whatever problems and changes California surfers were going through in the 1970s, the state continued to do a few things well. It remained the sport’s design and manufacturing center. It produced the most (and most of the best) surf films. Surf-related products in general flourished between San Diego and Santa Cruz. One of the most popular was introduced in 1972, when a bearded Santa Barbara surf ...

Subscribe or Login

Plans start at $5, cancel anytimeTrouble logging-in? Contact us.