You know the tag line of the MasterCard advert. Never leave home without it. Well, who knew a little plastic gizmo could be the difference between heaven and hell! The Jiqs Leash Fix sure saved my bacon. Earlier this year, and only a week in to our trip to Maldives and my leash snaps. Haibo.
Normally i have a few spares with me but in the packing rush I didn't bring any. Which meant i was stuck at a remote wave without another leash. And the waves were perfect.
Thankfully on a previous trip I'd left one of my Jiqs in the fin bag. And there it was, going "Aren't you so bloody happy I'm here!" Damn right I was!
The leash break was a tricky one as it snapped off at the attachment to the leash cuff. No problem for the Jiqs. It's designed to fix a break anywhere in your leash. I just looped the cord through my leash cuff, screwed the bust end into plug - and good to go!
Cos you don't wanna be missing this....
Turns out surfboard leashes in Maldives are like buying small strings of gold. Firstly you can only get em in the capital city (which is normally nowwhere near where you are) and then when you finally find one, the ou's want R1000 for it! Not a chance! So the Jiqs stayed in place, and so far so good. Hopefully I'm not gonna jinx the Jiqs.
Handled some pretty decent size so far (above). The same sesh saw rashie pulled over the head and off. So some power for sure.
I did an article about the Jiqs leash fix a while ago when I first got mine. You can check it out here:
It's an absolute essential for surf travel. Especially if you plan on being somewhere remote or on a boat trip.
Tune Carey to get your mitts on one. It's the best R100 you will ever spend. Carey is the CT surfer who invented this clever device, and you can get him via a direct message on Instagram
(or drop me a message via the MillersLocal FB page and I'll send you his deets).