The Surf Leash: When surfing the leash virtually forms your life insurance. Attached to an ankle of the leg, which stands on a surfboard behind, and on the other, the so-called leash plug at the rear end of the board is the urethane leash as a permanent link between surfboard and surfers in the water. You can save your life, but of course by unfavorable entanglement are also a danger.
Can not you keep on your board, prevents the leash that your board washed away unreachable and thus is a threat to the other surfers in the water. In addition, they serve you with a wipe-out as floating orientation and lift ability to the surface.
The importance of leash consequently increases with a larger swell. When buying a leash, you should, therefore, pay attention to quality and before surfing regularly check for damage. In a surf shop, you can easily through the right leash for you seek advice because they must be adapted to your body size and the length of your surfboard.
Surfing is hardly comparable
You skateboard for 15 years and snowboarding you also make no more something before? Then, the surfing for you should be no problem. Do you think?!
It is not just posture, position on the board and technology are different from the majority of board sports, but also the level of importance of the right boards.
For surf beginners are especially important:
Dear too large than too small!
Maximum fun with just the right for your surfboard!
Although a small shortboard with a pointed nose looks nice, you as a beginner quickly spoil the fun. Who is a beginner, need a board with a reasonable length, width and thickness and a round nose.
Surfing the Internet is not about prestige and rivalry, but above all about maximum fun at every level and with the appropriate surfboard. Rather than meet by hubris and impatience hasty decisions when buying boards, rather let yourself in a good surf shop or Rental advise, lend you various boards and test them.
Pros and Cons of Security Devices
The leash, so that secures the surfboard on Surfer, plays an ambivalent role. On the one hand, it comes since the introduction of the safety line to significantly fewer injuries (from 23% to 12%) by driving foreign boards, and in case of a severe breach of the canvas provides secure contact with the board as a buoyancy aid.