Buying a good surfboard leash is a high priority for a few reasons. You have spent a lot of money on your surfboard so why buy a cheap quality leash? Buy cheap and you will encounter problems, cheap surfboard leashes simply snap. When your leash snaps your surfboard will wash into the shore and it may meet some rocks, or even hit somebody. A good quality leash will last you many years without snapping, causing injury to yourself or anybody else.