I usually wear a thicker leash(it looks pretty ridiculous tbh) on larger days, but in no way could imagine it cutting my finger off. I wear a thicker one since I have had many snap on me before, and even on normal chest-head high waves. I do notice it a bit more, but it actually gets tangled up a lot less than a usual leash.
Have no idea where I bought it from as it is several years old but for those complaining about their leashes breaking you may want to look into it.
Most life guards dont really say anything about leashes unless your losing your board, or just look like a complete kook.
I usually have a good time on this retro single fin circa 1970 without a leash plug. Good for the summer days, but thats when there are loads of bennies that will get hurt by a board flying on some whitewater
Leash laws are not really enforced anyplace is surf in the summer. As long as you know what you are doing and not a newb ditching your board then you pretty much get left alone.
I know that is true especially from Strathmire to Cape May. I usually do wear a leash unless I'm on a vintage board. No one has ever said a word to me about surfing with out one.
Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON