WHEN RELIABILITY IS MOST CRITICAL.
Big Wave surfers were the last to switch to using leashes, primarily for safety considerations.
You need to be able to dive deeper, get further away from your board, and know it’s not going to break. For our Big Wave leashes, everything’s essentially the same, but beefier.
They’re longer, to dive deep and get away from your board. They’re thicker, to avoid untimely breakage. The ankle strap is stronger because, duh. And the XM Power Clip safety quick release is mandatory.
So when a local big wave surfer popped into the XM | SURF MORE shop a few days before chasing a big Hurricane starting to light up the East Coast. He wanted some fresh leashes with Power Clips, because the slab they were hunting was shallow and he couldn’t afford unnecessary risks.
“I use XM cause they don’t break,” says Rusty, “but sometimes you need to get out of ‘em, too.”
All XM Big Wave premium leashes use XM POWER CORD - the latest technology from XM's own proprietary urethane cord production facilities in San Clemente, California, USA. Over the last 30 plus years of manufacturing our own urethane cord we've perfected the right balance between strength and flexibility to produce premium high quality cords you can rely on. Especially on those epic big wave days.
A specially designed leash cord with a thicker and stronger cord for bigger waves. Ultra-Premium XM POWER CORD is manufactured by XM in its USA, California facilities and benefits from over 30 years of XM urethane cord extrusion research and development using XM's proprietary formula, process and equipment.
- BIG WAVE STRENGTH/THICKNESS: .313 INCH DIAMETER XM POWER CORD
- 2 INCH BY 12 INCH PREMIUM HOOK AND LOOP SINGLE-WRAP STRAP
- UNBREAKABLE STAINLESS STEEL XM SWIVELS
Did we mention that XM leashes are all made by hand. By real people. Here in America? Hopefully that should even put a little more pep in your cutback. Some of our artisans have been part of the XM | SURF MORE family over 35 years. All this experience, dedication, and love goes into every leash made here in San Clemente, California since 1973. Yep that's almost 50 years of premium high quality dedication and heritage. A legacy of quality and craftsmanship unmatched by anyone in the industry.
All XM premium and ultra-premium leashes now come with XM's latest in cord technology. XM POWER CORD is manufactured by XM in its USA, California facilities and benefits from over 30 years of XM urethane cord extrusion research and development using XM's proprietary formula, process and equipment. No other major leash brand comes close to XM's cord production mastery as they all outsource their leash production overseas. XM has achieved the perfect balance between strength and flexibility delivering the ultimate performance and safety for XM athletes all over the world. XM is the best choice for power athletes.
Of course, all our premium and ultra-premium leashes have XM’s killer, unmatched warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 3 whole years from the original purchase date. (Abuse, inappropriate use, natural wear and fin cuts not applied)... But how about those 3 years?! We feel so strongly about our premium high quality materials and craftsmanship we back it up like no other. A WARRANTY SO EPIC IT'S UNMATCHED BY ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY.
I love XM’s Big Wave Leashes because they are thicker than the other companies and that’s what you need when you are riding real waves of consequence. Thanks XM for producing such good quality products that are made for hardcore surfers. Mahalo!
Thanks Lane for the feedback. Glad to hear all is going well with your XM Big Wave leashes. Stay safe out there.
Loyal to Da local brand for years but supply chain shortages making it difficult to find the thick ones, so I started searching around for made in the USA and was pleasantly surprised to find XM still around from my California days. First test at Sunset was good. Board pulled right back with minimal stretch and not having a swivel doesn’t seem to matter. I feel very confident with these when it gets large and hopefully I can save a little money by not having to replace them as often.
I think XM is the last major brand to still be made locally - in California, USA. Stoked to hear the great feedback Hopper. Mahalos!
Awesome product. I have two sub-9' surf SUPs and use the big wave 9' leash with them. I don't surf big waves but the 125-142 L boards carry a lot of momentum and have lots of surface area -- they pull hard! The product is perfect for this purpose, and the smoke-tone urethane cord is clean and understated, looking great with any board color configuration.
Thanks for the comments Daniel. Great way to use the XM BIG WAVE leashes. Glad they are working so good on your SUP boards. Enjoy!
Wanted to give high praise to XM products and staff. I have used XM leashes exclusively since 2002 in Kauai, Indo and my homebreak in the Pacific Northwest without a single failure. At times my local break has very strong tidal currents, raging river current and grunt at size. Definitely not a place to loose your board. While in San Clemente this winter I stopped by the factory unannounced to see if I could get 4 of my leash pull tabs resown. The staff was welcoming and friendly. They mentioned some of them were over 10 years old. Within 10
minutes the tabs were replaced at no charge. Thank you XM for great product, service and staff.