Reparing a broken leash on the water

I have found a simple to do and easy to remember method to repair a broken leash cord on the water. Just grab the broken bits parallel in the hand and do a simple overhand bend knot, one of the simplest knots around. The trick is just to pull the knot really, really tight hard before resuming the surfing session.

Of course this not a permanent repair, as the knot will add drag to the leash, but it is enough to finish the session securely.

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Here is the result on a leash broken leash during my session:


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