First and foremost

You may not have known it, but the first leash was invented by a Frenchman in 1958: Georges Hennebute. His invention consisted of a velcro peg to connect the surfer to his board. How cool is that?

But unfortunately he didn't file a patent to protect his idea...

The leash is a safety accessory to protect other surfers sharing the same spot as you. So you don't risk taking another surfer's board in the head.

Just imagine a spot with Stand Up, Surf, Foil etc... and none of them wearing a leash...


What a leash is made of

A leash is made up of several components:

  • a neoprene bracelet around your ankle or knee
  • 2 connectors
  • 1 Urethane rope
  • 1 or 2 swivels to prevent the urethane rope from twisting.
  • a railsaver, to protect the rail and tail of your board

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