My leash broke while getting worked over on a closeout last weekend sending my wrv longboard almost all the way to the beach. I was pretty far out and I have to admit that I was a little sketched out about about swimming back in through the rips to retrieve it so I asked a buddy to keep an eye on me - just in case. I can swim OK but you know. He gave me a lecture that I shouldn't be out if I'm afraid of drowning, which I probably deserved.
It got in my head about two things:
1. What's the best swimming training besides the pool, which I will do?
2. and what's the best leash to buy to prevent such things.
I know that even some of the best surfers don't go out alone in case something like that happens.
I had the Bully leash for about a year and some people tell me leashes should be replaced because of how the ocean breaks them down.