Choosing the correct leash for you will depend on the style of paddling you do. In the surf you will want to keep the board away from to prevent injury if you fall off. At Hatha we recommend a leash as long as the board your paddling. For racing you may require a coiled leash so that the lead is kept out of the water preventing drag and also to keep the board close saving on valuable race time. A coiled leash is also very good for flat water paddling as it prevents the risk of it getting snagged on objects.