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.
Like many, I was indoctrinated into using Creature, FCS, and Dakine leashes. After having enough leash snaps on heavy days (leading to long swims in), I figured I would go with a reputable, local company. My XM leash handled this past swell (December 2023) at triple overhead Cliffs and even some heavier beach breaks with little to no stretch. I will slowly start to replace all my leashes with XM.
Thanks for the feedback and support Holden. A big part of what you are experiencing is our ability to perfect just the right balance between stretch and flexibility over the last 35+ years with our urethane cord made in our XM California, USA facility. Also note the rest of the leash is also made in our XM California facility with our highest quality standards. Enjoy!
I purchased this leash specifically for my brand new step up, and on the 5th paddle out in head high surf the leash cord snapped sending my board into the rocks and leaving me with a long paddle in. I emailed customer service trying to get a replacement 4 days ago, but have yet to hear anything back. Overall disappointed with product, I was expecting much better results or at least better customer service.
This break was clearly a fin cut. An angled slice within 10 inches of the Railsaver followed by the break which could have happened at anytime afterwards. Not to mention during the biggest swell of the year. Although no leash companies warranty against fin cuts, we did replace the leash for the customer.
again, thank you. great customer service (craig).
You bet Tim. Enjoy!
Great leashed..strong, durable, and very reliable……also love made locally and in America. Been using XM for decades…..great product and great company.
Thanks for all the support over the years William. Enjoy your custom leash!
I love my new leash and you guys are the best.
Thanks for sharing Vince. Hope you’re getting some big waves out there.