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Leashes: When, What, How & Why

Friday, 09 December 2005 17:13 |

(By Rob Mousley)

A perennial debate in Surf Ski circles is about the use (or not) of leashes.  This article discusses:

  • When you should consider using a leash
  • What types of leash are available
  • How you use a leash
  • Why you should you use a leash

Leashes - San Francisco Story

Wednesday, 01 March 2006 16:10 |

[Editor: Vineet Buch shared this story of a leash-less adventure in strong winds on the surfski newsgroup. I felt it worth sharing with a wider community, so here it is...]


 I went out solo from Redwood City Harbor Sunday, 2/25 morning ~9:30am in my Huki S1-A surfski; the forecast called for strong gusty southeast (onshore) winds, but it was calm when I started, and I changed my original plan of staying in the Redwood City sloughs and instead paddled southeast out of the harbor in the open San Francisco Bay to the Dumbarton Bridge.



Surfski Accessories - A guide to the Surfski stuff you need.

Friday, 01 December 2006 23:09 |

ImageAccessorize your Surfski

Where to put, how to attach, what to do… courtesy of Dawid Mocke and

There are 6 surfski accessories that you should find with every surfskier. In order of importance.

  1. A pfd
  2. A leash
  3. A cell phone pouch
  4. A flare
  5. Juice
  6. GPS

All of the above are part of the kit that make your action man status a bit more complete. Also, without the above you’re putting yourself at risk.

Port Elizabeth Surf Ski Rescue

Sunday, 25 June 2006 20:58 |

Spirit of Toft
Port Elizabeth, 24 June, 2006. Surf-skier rescued after going missing at sea has been taken directly to hospital for treatment for hypothermia aboard an SA Air Force helicopter.  


Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth Station Commander said: "At 15h20 NSRI Port Elizabeth were activated to a report of 2 surf-skier's suspected to be missing at sea during the surf-ski event the "Sportsworld Downwind Winter Series Race 3", between Sardinia Bay and Noordhoek near Port Elizabeth.


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