The leash rope is the part of your leash that connects your leash’s rail saver to the boards leash cup, loop, or hole.
A leash rope should be inspected and replaced from time to time. Because if your leash rope breaks, you might as well not be wearing a leash at all.
This is the easiest surf DIY you’ll ever do. Plus, it’ll save you from scratching your head on where to find a leash rope for your board ever again. You make your own.
How to Make your own Leash Rope
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own leash rope:
- Paracord: 550 lb break limit, 7 strand, 5/32″ diameter.
- Scissors/utility blade
- Cut the paracord to length.
- Cut your paracord to about 12″-14.” Longer or shorter depending on leash/tail/rail saver size.
- Burn off ends of rope.
- Use a lighter to singe off and seal the ends of the cord.
- Loop the cord.
- Fold the paracord in half and loop it over itself to tie a knot.
- Tighten the knot.
- Loop the ends through the hole and tighten the leash rope over itself.
- Put the leash rope on your board.
- Insert the end through your leash cup or leash loop and pull it through itself.
Once you’ve got your leash loop tied and attached, you’ll need a new leash. Check out our recommendations for the best surf leashes.