Carlsbad, California

October 4, 2011

STICKY BUMPS and RANSOM surf wax are pleased to announce exclusive European distribution through an agreement with NAPCO for the STICKY BUMPS and RANSOM wax, traction, boardbag, leash, and accessory lines.

« We are stoked to be associated with NAPCO, a well-established distributor known for their quality of service. They are a welcome addition to our 50 distributors worldwide, remarked John Dahl, Wax Research, Inc. President. »

« Wax Research, Inc. and its brands Sticky Bumps and Ransom have been creating the most qualitative and innovative surf waxes since 1972, stated Imanol Arrizabalaga, NAPCO, CEO. Developing Sticky Bumps and Ransom waxes and surf accessories in Europe is an amazing opportunity for NAPCO, and we definitely see the brands’ fit in our exclusive brand portfolio positioning. It’s a great feeling to work with a company and a team that are a part of surfing’s History. »


About Napco Global

NAPCO’s team finds its roots in board shaping. The company’s constant focus on customer needs and in-depth knowledge of action sports has fueled NAPCO’s growth over the last 12 years into a well-respected European distribution company. They are located in Anglet, France.

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About Wax Research

Wax Research is recognized by the international surfing community as one of the original surf accessory companies. It was founded in 1972 by John Dahl with the purpose of manufacturing surf and ski waxes and accessories. Wax Research brands include Sticky Bumps, Ransom and WEND, and are sold by distributors worldwide. Its headquarters are located in Carlsbad, California, USA.