From Her Home To Yours

Bethany Sends ALOHA

Our new Bethany Hamilton signature candle scents bring the beaches and gardens of Kauai into your home.

Celebrating 75 Years

John Dahl

The mastermind behind everything Wax Research and Sticky Bumps, John Dahl, has surfed, skied, biked and pioneered through three quarters of a century.

It's a messy job but

someone's gotta do it!

Dark Seas came to the factory to get the low down on exactly how their collab bar was being produced. Click the link below to get a peak at how our wax is made start to finish… photos AND video!

Pop's Stash

Bayberry Candle

Released in honor of Sticky Bumps founder, John Dahl, for his 75th birthday. Cheers to the man himself!

Our latest concoction...

Mom's Mojito

We’ve mixed up some Lime + Mint to create a refreshing ‘Mom’s Mojito’ 10 oz glass candle


The Original

Surf Wax

Sticky Bumps has been leading the way in surf wax since day one… and we still do.

Jamie Mitchell wins

Nazaré BWC

This legend finally adds a WSL Big Wave Challenge title to his long list of accomplishments.


Your 6-Pack

Get the wax you need, either for changing water temps at your home break or for an upcoming surf trip.

Our History

Is Surf History

Sticky Bumps recently celebrated its 45th Anniversary.  We’re proud and humbled that surfers have made us a part of their stoke for over four and a half decades.

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  • Sticky Bumps Original

    Sticky Bumps Original

    The Original Sticky Bumps formula with our classic Blueberry scent.
  • SB Tour Series

    SB Tour Series

    A 3x stickier durable wax that creates an ultra bump pattern.


    A 5x stickier premium wax with extra bump building characteristics.


    The stickiest wax in the world with a 10x concentrated surf wax designed for aggressive aerial surfing.
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  • AWOL


    This 2 piece traction pad with a 26mm flat top kick tail has no center arch for a smooth ride.
  • Front Traction

    Front Traction

    Keeps your front foot stuck. Natural rough texture.
  • The Team

    The Team

    There's no "i" in team, but there is in "rip". Be a Team player.
  • Bethany Hamilton

    Bethany Hamilton

    Inspired by her connection to Hawaii, put a little aloha back in your surfing with Bethany Hamilton's self-styled traction pad.
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  • Day Glo Leash

    Day Glo Leash

    Regular and Competition Leashes both come in six different Day Glo 80's inspired colors.
  • Competition Leashes

    Competition Leashes

    Designed with a 5mm cord for minimal drag. Comes in clear/black, black, white, blue, and red.
  • Regular Leash

    Regular Leash

    Designed with a durable 7mm cord. Comes in clear/black.
  • Longboard Leash

    Longboard Leash

    Designed with a 7mm cord with the option of ankle or calf cuff. Comes in clear/black.
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  • Wax Remover

    Wax Remover

    Citrus formulated remover dissolves waxes, tars, and adhesives.
  • Sticky Bumps Candles

    Sticky Bumps Candles

    Bring the beach home with our 100% soy wax surf inspiredcandles.
  • Wax Box/Comb

    Wax Box/Comb

    Convenient box to store your wax in and keep your comb in tow. Stores 1 bar of wax .
  • Sticky Lips Lip Balm

    Sticky Lips Lip Balm

    SPF 15 All natural lip balm in Original Blueberry and Hawaiian Tropical Flavor.
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Family-Owned and Operated in CA Since 1971

From our humble roots in Del Mar, CA to our current state-of-the-art factory in Vista, we've been dedicated to making nothing but the highest quality wax. Take our interactive factory tour to see how we make the magic happen!

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