Kāohi Surfing Leash and Paddle Belt FAQs

Kāohi Surfing Leash - FAQ

What does Kāohi mean?
Kāohi is the Hawaiian word for control.   

Why was the Kāohi surfing leash created?
We designed it for better control of your surfboard, longboard, hydro foil board or paddle board and to create a safer line-up for all.  

How can I successfully use the Kāohi surfing Leash?
The Kāohi Grip Leash enables you to control your board with one hand in the whitewater and in-between sets. You can keep your board close to you to help you avoid others in the water and safely return to the line-up. 

Note: Do not hold on to the Grip handle in the impact zone of any wave; Let your leash do its job.  

Before you use or purchase a Kāohi leash, please carefully read the following disclaimer:

This product is for convenience only and for use in sports that are considered and known to be dangerous; the user of this product assumes any and all risk inherent with the use of this product in such sports.  This product is not a replacement for swimming and/or surfing ability, surf and ocean knowledge, and/or common sense; ocean conditions are highly variable and dangerous, the user of this product should release the Grip Handle in any such conditions that could lead to injury, including within the impact zone of any wave. The manufacturer and seller of this product assume no liability of any kind for any damage and/or any injury to the person or property of the buyer, user, or other individual associated with the use of this product. 

How do I care for my leash?
For best results, remove your Kāohi Leash from your board and rinse it with with fresh water after each use. It is important to Inspect your leash before each use. Do not continue to use your Kāohi leash if you see fraying or visible cuts in any part of the leash.

Where are Kāohi Surfing Leashes made?
Kāohi Leashes are made in the USA.  

How are Kāohi Surfing Leashes made?
We use the finest quality materials. These include, high strength urethane cords (7 or 8 mm), tied end and/or double swivel connectors, neoprene handle for comfort, strong velcro and double stitching in key areas for durability. 

What is your guarantee?

Every Kāohi Surfing Leash is guaranteed to be free of defects when you receive it. Therefore, we do not allow exchanges or returns for reasons unrelated to product quality. For example, we cannot refund your order if you decide you do not want it. We will repair or replace a leash for defects in materials and workmanship for 6 months from purchase. This does not cover damage due to abuse, fin cuts, inappropriate attachment to a board, or normal wear and tear.

For complete details, visit our store policies and notices at www.boardmeetingusa.com. 

 

Can I use the Kāohi surfing leash for river surfing?
No, our leash is not designed for river surfing.  We are considering a future line extension though. Please let us know if you would like see a Kāohi leash in a river surfing version. 

 

Paddle Belt - FAQ

Where can I use my new Paddle Belt?
The Paddle Belt secures your paddle so that you are hands-free when you need it most:
1. Prone-Paddling on the ocean in flat water or through whitewater

2. Swimming in the surf after a lost board

3. Reeling in a fish

How does the paddle belt work?
1. Snug the Paddle Belt around your hips/waist

2. Insert paddle handle through the Paddle Belt Loop

3. Secure slider down TIGHTLY against paddle
Tight Loop = Secure Paddle

Where is the paddle belt made?
The Paddle Belt is made in Indonesia with final assembly and packaging in the USA.

How is the Paddle Belt made?
The Paddle Belt is made of comfortable, high quality polyester and nylon construction with a plastic slide buckle and a spring loaded quick slide mechanism. 

How do I care for my Paddle Belt?
For best results, rinse your Paddle Belt with fresh water after each use.

What sizes does the Paddle Belt come in?
The Paddle Belt comes in one size and adjusts best on hips/waist sizes of 28" through 43”. 

What is your guarantee?
We inspect each Paddle Belt for quality before it is packaged. Therefore, we do not allow exchanges or returns for reasons unrelated to product quality. For example, we cannot refund your order if you decide you do not want it.  Our guarantee covers defects in materials and workmanship for 6 months and will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's discretion. It does not cover damage due to abuse or normal wear and tear.   

For complete details, visit our store policies and notices at www.boardmeetingusa.com.

What else should I know before I use my new Paddle Belt?
Before you use or purchase a Paddle Belt, please carefully read the following disclaimer. 

This product is for convenience only and for use in sports that are considered and known to be dangerous; the user of this product assumes any and all risk inherent with the use of this product in such sports.  This product is not a replacement for swimming and/or surfing ability, surf and ocean knowledge, and/or common sense; ocean conditions are highly variable and dangerous, the user of this product should not use the Paddle Belt in any such conditions that could lead to injury. The manufacturer and seller of this product assume no liability of any kind for any damage and/or any injury to the person or property of the buyer, user, or other individual associated with the use of this product.