Surfers Skin Balm has been designed to offer maximum protection for all wetsuit users when in the water for prolonged periods. A light blend of waxes, it offers effective prevention from irritating sore skin and salt water rash even when wearing a rash vest.​​​

The blend of oils and waxes provide a natural barrier to prevent rubbing at the vulnerable areas such as the neck, thighs and underarms. The essential oils include Grapefruit oil to help  prevent infection with its disinfectant properties, Lemongrass oil has anti-inflammatory properties, the Geranium and Clary Sage oils helps to keep skin in good condition after periods of immersion in water. Surfers can apply Surfers Rub to any sore or grazed skin to help prevent infection even if you wear a rash vest - every surfer should have some. Suitable for wet and dry suits and all watersports, including sailing, diving, kite surfing, windsurfing etc. Hypoallergenic, the natural ingredients won't cause any deterioration in wetsuit neoprene.

  • Surfers Skin Balm is waves ahead of the petroleum - based products and is uniquely formulated to provide maximum waterproofing and skin protection without being greasy or sticky.

  • Use on your skin where your wetsuit rubs for protection from sores and abrasion, it's light and smells great.

  • It's kind to the environment and your skin, and can also be applied after surfing to help your skin recover from any sore areas without stinging (if you've forgotten to apply before).

  • Surfers Skin Balm contains: Rapeseed oil, Soya wax, Cocoa butter, Glycerine, Candelilla wax, Zea mays and essential oils of Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Geranium and Clary Sage

Why you should avoid petroleum jelly at all costs!

Petroleum jelly forms a layer on the skin, and so does not allow the natural toxins to escape from the skin. Therefore, the layer of jelly may reduce the rate of elimination of toxins via the form of sebum, sweat and bacteria trapped underneath.

Regular use can lead to several skin disorders including acne, congested & inflamed skin and dry skin.

Some petroleum products (unless highly purified) might have one or more of the many recognised  impurities that are linked to cancer and other health concerns in cosmetics. As they stay on your skin they can promote absorption as it is water-repellent and non water-soluble.

The use of petroleum jelly will frequently invalidate your wet suit guarantee.


Leaping Fish balms are natural products - avoid contamination with water which can cause the balms to deteriorate. Balms may become soft in warm weather so keep them cool and store below 25oc. Always test on a small area before use and stop using if you have a reaction to the product.

Leaping Fish Surfers Skin Balm available in 60g recyclable metal tins £11.99.  UK postage Royal Mail £3.20