✏️ Updated on 1st September 2021
Welcome my surfing friends, in today’s post we’re looking at ‘How To Attach a Surfboard Leash’ correctly.
I’ve seen so many videos online showing incorrect ways to attach a surfboard leash. So this time I thought I’d do my own version so the correct way of attaching a surfboard leash.
1. How To Attach a Surfboard Leash Video
2. You Will Need…
3. Steps To Follow
Step 1 – Pass the leash string through the leash plug
To start with you want to have the surfboard leash string knot that is already made up at the top (surfboard tip end). Then, simply pass the bottom bit of the leash string under the metal bar in the surfboard plug and out the other side (Image 1).
Step 2.1 – Create a loop
After the leash string has passed under the metal bar in the surfboard plug you want to feed it through almost all the way. Once fed through, create a loop and pass the knot through that loop (Image 2).
Step 2.2 – Secure the leash string to the surfboard
Once passed through the loop pull the knot all the way through to secure the surfboard leash string to the surfboard (Image 3).
Step 3 – Move the leash string knot down
This step concerns those whose leash string knots are too high. The way to figure out if you knot is too high is to see if any of the string between the knot and the surfboard plug can reach the back edges of the surfboard. If it can then it’s too long and can cut through your surfboard when you fall off.
The way to fix this if you have this problem is to simply move the leash string knot down to about half way (Image 4).
Step 4 – Pass the surfboard leash railsaver through the leash string
Once the knot has been moved you now need your railsaver. Undo all the velcro on it and pass it through the loop between the surfboard leash knot and the surfboard plug. There should be a crease between the velcro pads and thats where the knot needs to go (Image 5).
If you have excess string you can cut it off to make it a bit neater.
Step 5 – Fold the velcro
With the surfboard leash string knot in the crease of the railsaver, go ahead and start folding the velcro making sure all the surfboard leash string is in neatly inside (Image 6). Once you’ve done that, you’ve successfully attached your surfboard leash to your surfboard!
So guys that is it, my very quick ‘How To Attach a Surfboard Leash’ guide.
It’s a really simple thing to do but so many still get it wrong. I hope you found both the video and blog post useful, would be great to hear from you in the comments below if so.
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