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
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.