Monday, January 30, 2017

A Guide to Choosing a Surfboard Leash

A surfboard leash is an essential piece of surfing equipment. Not only does it save you from long swims back to shore, but it also keeps your board from ramming into nearby surfers. When choosing a surfboard leash, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. To help you better understand what those factors are, we've created a guide that will help you pick the best leash for your surfing needs.

Surfboard leashes come in a variety of lengths. The size you choose depends on the size of your board. If you have a 7 foot board your leash should at least be 7 feet long. When your board is in-between sizes, rounding up is best. For example, if your surfboard is 8'6” long you should buy a 9 foot leash. You should also remember, the longer the leash the more drag it creates, which can drastically slow your speed in the water. On the other hand, a short leash can cause your surfboard to bounce back and hit you when you fall off.

The thinner the leash the less drag it creates. However, a thin leash is also easier to break. If you tend to surf smaller waves a thin leash will do, but if bigger waves are your norm, you should definitely invest in a thicker surfboard leash.

The Cuff
The cuff is the part of the leash that attaches to your leg. Comfort and security are key factors in choosing a cuff that works best for you. If you're looking for added safety, buy a cuff that has a double wrap around.

The Swivel
Some surfboard leashes have a swivel. The swivel keeps your leash from getting tangled around your feet. You can choose to buy a surfboard leash with either a one bearing or two bearing swivel, or if you prefer, you can purchase a leash that has no swivel.

If you're looking to buy a new surfboard leash, please contact us today and we'll be happy to help you.

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