The quick and easy repair solution for broken surfboard leashes

December 5, 2018 | Surfing
Surf Resq: quickly connects both ends of a broken surfboard leash | Photo: Surf ResQ

Have you ever put an abrupt end to a dream surf session due to a broken leash? Surf ResQ has the solution for a classic problem.

It happens more often than you think, both in small and heavy surf. Broken leashes can be frustrating.

Imagine you've traveled for an hour, and then a perfect session is interrupted in the first minutes by a snapped leash.

You have two options: stop the session prematurely and paddle in, or try to keep surfing without falling off the board.

Surf ResQ is the answer to one of surfing's worst nightmares. The small colored blob is the world's simplest temporary surfboard leash repair mechanism.

It is a lightweight, quick fix for broken surf leashes. Whenever you snap your leg rope, all you have to do is grab the small device and "glue" together both urethane ends.

Surf ResQ: the the device passed all stretch tests | Photo: Surf ResQ

Easy To Use

Basically, it features a simple push-pull function that will temporarily reconnect your broken leash. The product was developed in Mandurah, Western Australia.

All you have to do is insert both ends of the broken rope through Surf ResQ. When you hear a slight click, it's done, and you're ready to get back to the lineup.

You can store your Surf ResQ in the custom design pouch that attaches to the rail saver of your surf leash, or simply keep it in your boardshorts.

The developers of the Surf ResQ say that the device passed all stretch tests - cars and dogs weren't able to defeat the strength of it.

The Surf Resq can be used (only once) in all leashes with a diameter up to a maximum of 7mm, and you may see it as a piece of insurance against lost or damaged surfboards.

The Surf ResQ retails for $19.95 (single unit), $34.99 (two units), and $29.95 (single unit and storage pouch).

Having in mind that there are high-quality surf leashes available for under $25 and that Surf ResQ can only be used once, you could see the price of this smart concept fall a few dollars after its launch in 2019.

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