WHY WEAR A LEASH? THE LEASH IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL PIECE OF GEAR TO HAVE ON BEFORE WE GET ON THE WATER FOR A STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP) PADDLE, WHETHER IT’S IN THE OCEANS, OR ON FLAT WATER LAKES AND DAMS.
LEASHES SAVE LIVES! ALWAYS WEAR A LEASH!
1. STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR BOARD
A leash keeps your body connect to the board at all times in any unexpected in any unexpected conditions.
2. YOUR BOARD IS A FLOTATION RAFT
The board serves as a life raft in an emergency. The leash helps you to pull the board back to you and get back on easily.
3. AVOID INJURING OTHER SURFERS
Without a leash, you could easily lose control of your board in the surf – potentially harming others in the water like other surfers or bathers.
Note: There are many types of leashes especially designed for each SUP discipline. For example, a lightweight bungee leash for recreational SUP, heavy duty surf leash, coil race leash and river leash with a waist harness. Learn more about the different leash types here.