Is It illegal to surf without a leash.

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by mtiz257, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I didn't know the ocean had laws.i wonder if u can get a sui,surfing under the influence.

    pretty fugged up when u have to read town ordinances before u can go surf...

    I'm in nj.never heard of such a thing.i occasionally surf without a leash,its actually better because u wont break ur board.hopefully ur a decent swimmer.even tho waves break like 30yards out,even more fugged up if u cant swim 30 yards lol.

    theres always empty waves and empty beaches.i can paddle out and look to my left and see 20 guys in the water a 1/4 mile if ur worried about whether or not to unleashe it just go to an empty beach.if u cant find an empty beach,drive further
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Are you kidding?? There is a whole field known as "Maritime Law".

  3. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    few years back, some moron with no leash let his board go and to the shore it went! almost hit my daughter at a popular, packed, R.I. spot! she was only 10 at the time and I almost lost it! if your good enough to surf without it,and not risked injury to others, whatever. the problem is that the dog might take a bite outta ya if that board hits or comes close to my kids or myself! combination between anger and immaturity can be a biatch!
  4. CaptJAQ

    CaptJAQ Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Stone Harbor, NJ
    Article 1: Chapter 156, 156-6 A (21)

    It shall be unlawful to violate any of the following rules and regulations, or those subsequently adopted by resolutions, during the bathing season or at other times if specifically provided for. No person shall:

    (21)Use a surfboard, without a leash attached thereto, in the water off the beach; use a kayak, in the waters off the beach, without wearing a life jacket.

    But here's an interesting loophole:
    B. This section shall be applicable between the 15th day of May and the 25th day of September during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., inclusive.

    So, I guess if you really want to go leashless in SH, do it before 8 or after 6???

    But reading those laws is goofy. It might not actually be legal to surf before the guards come on???,surf
  5. TunnelerSupreme

    TunnelerSupreme New Member

    Jun 3, 2016
    I just wear mine. It's the mature thing to do. Can save you money and it's safer for others.
  6. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I wear my kok on my face to not offend people.
  7. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    I think it's pretty simple. Wear a leash if there are lots of folks surfing or swimmers on the inside. When there's nobody around, do what you want. I still don't understand why people like to go chasing after their loose boards though. Do you really think the drag of that leash is slowing you down that much? This is particularly applicable to C & D grade Florida waves.
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    ^^^ This
  9. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    What if leash breaks?

    One of mine broke this past winter and 7'6" went sailing all the way to the beach...
  10. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Poor leash knotte technique?
  11. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
  12. JaimeL

    JaimeL Active Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    You are stoked. Looks fun for Monday & a Monday is better than a Sat./Sunday! Which Chemistry did you get?
  13. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014

    o barry