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SURF LEASH GUIDE

You can't really surf without a Surf Leash and picking the right one is important. We have sourced the best legropes at the best prices for sale online to suit surfing in Australia.

 

HOW TO ATTACH A LEASH TO YOUR BOARD

HOW TO CHOOSE A SURFBOARD LEASH - TIPS

  • Make sure it the right size - see below for size table but baically the leash should be about the same size as your board
  • If a leash is too short it becomes dangerous with not enough space between you and your board when you wipe out
  • If a leash is too long it can take a long time to retriev your board in the white water and also create excess drag when paddling for a wave

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GOOD LEASH

  • Double stainless steel swivel - if it doesn't swivel then the leash gets twisted and tangled with your feet
  • Strong urethane construction - strength is important
  • A good velcro strap with quick release straps
  • A key pocket in a surf leash can be handy as well

HOW TO ATTACH A SURFING LEASH TO A SURFBOARD- TIPS

  • Make sure the leash string is not too long.  The "railsaver" is intended to protect your board when under strain.  If the string is hitting the board then it will cut through an cause damage
  • Make sure the string isn't too short or you can't get the railsaver through!
  • Make sure your string knot is a good one.  No point in having a good leash with a poor string knot.

HOW TO WEAR A SURF LEASH + SAFETY TIPS

  • Your leash goes on your back foot!
  • Put the leash on under your wetsuit - putting it over it will not let water drain out easily and cause "bottle leg"
  • Put the leash on so the cord sticks away from your foot (not to the inside/between your legs). This reduces the chance of a tangle when getting to your feet
  • Don't run without holding onto your leash to shorten it - give it time and you will see many people trip over their leash as they run into the surf!! To be safe put your leash on at the last minute!
  • Be super careful when jumping off rocks with a leash - it's very easy to have it catch on a rock corner and result in a seriously dangerous situation.  Hold your leash so it is not dragging and watch it carefully as you prepare to jump.  If in doubt just try and paddle out instead.
  • Don't rely on a leash to keep you safe - if you can't swim in you shouldn't be out there
     

    LEGROPE SIZE GUIDE

     

    SURFBOARD LEASH SIZE TABLE
    Board Type
    Board Size
    Leash Size
    Fish or
    Shortboard
    5'0" - 6'8" 6 ft

    Fish or

    Surfboard

    6'10" - 7'6" 7 ft
    Fish or
    Shortboard
    7'8 - 8'0 8 ft
    Minimal
    6'8" - 7'6" 7 ft
    Minimal
    8'0" - 8'6" 8 ft

    Longboard

    9'0" - 9'10" 9 ft

    Longboard

    10'0" + 10 ft

     

    WHERE TO BUY A SURF LEGROPE

    Surfboards Direct sell all types of surf leashes online. You can buy a surfboard leash and have it delivered to your door in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Australia wide. Our online surfboard legrope store features leashes for all types of surfboards

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