In this tutorial we will take a look at the proper method of connecting your leash to your surfboard. The surfboard leash is your tether to your surfboard so when you wipe out or fall you won’t have to swim after your surfboard every time. Anyone who spends enough time in the water surfing soon realizes the benefits of a reliable leash. After all its the only thing that keeps us close to our flotation safety device(our surfboard).
Just in case you are unfamiliar with surfing, here are a few other terms that refer to leash.
- Leg rope
- board tether
Connecting our leggy to our surfboard
As simple as this may sound, there are a few key things that you need to do to ensure that your surfboard leash is attached properly. An improperly connected leash can potentially cause harm to yourself or other people in the water around you as well as cause damage to your surfboard.
Below is a video tutorial by Surf Coach Brent demonstrating how to correctly attach a surfboard leg rope and including a few things that most people would never think about.
In this Surfboard Leggy video you will learn these 3 main points:
- The best knot to use to attach the board to the leash, so the leash will not come off unexpectedly for no reason.
- How to connect your leash so it can be easily removed, changed or re-attached in less then 60 seconds.
- Making sure your leashes rail-guard will protect your surfboard form dings or tear outs, as well as explain what a rail guard is. Believe it or not many surfer have no idea.
Remember if you have any leash questions, just let us know in the comments below.
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