How To Attach A Surfboard Leash
Surfing is an amazing sport that allows individuals to connect with the power of the ocean. Today we will go through the step-by-step process of attaching a surfboard leash, so that you can get back to the water and have fun.
Step 1: Choose the Right Leash
Before attaching a surfboard leash, you'll need to make sure your leash is the right size for your board. Leashes come in different lengths, depending on the size of your board so you don't want to end up with a longboard leash on a shortboard. As a general rule, the leash should be about the same length as your surfboard or slightly longer. Also make sure you have a quality surfboard leash like the ones made by FCS.
Step 2: Identify the Plug
Next, all you need to do is find the leash plug on your surfboard. The leash plug is a small, round plastic or fiberglass piece that is usually positioned near the tail of the board. It is designed to attach the leash to the board. This is where you'll run the leash string through, and then attach your leash to that.
Step 3: Insert the Leash String
Take the leash string, which is a thin piece of rope or cord, and insert it through the leash plug. You'll need to make a small loop at the end of the string to prevent it from slipping back through the plug.
Step 4: Tie the Leash String
The leash string will need to be use a strong and secure knot. Usually I just use the double overhand knot for this, and it's really strong. To tie this knot, make a loop with the leash string and pass the end of the string through the loop twice. Pull the knot tight to ensure it is secure.
Step 5: Attach the Leash
Next you should have enough length from the string to put your leash through. The way surfboard leashes are designed now, it should be extra secure and shouldn't cause any issues. Take the end of the leash and pass it through the loop of the leash string. Pull the leash tight to ensure a snug fit.
Step 6: Test the Attachment
Before heading into the water, give the leash a gentle tug to ensure it is securely attached to your surfboard. You should test how well it feels attached. If the string is too loose, you could end up losing your board.
By following these simple steps, you can confidently attach a surfboard leash and enjoy your surfing sessions with peace of mind. Remember, a properly attached leash not only keeps your board close but also ensures the safety of yourself and others in the water. So, next time you hit the waves, make sure to attach your surfboard leash correctly and have a blast out in the water!