Unless you have a bomb proof roll a paddle leash is highly recommended for kayak surfing. It will help you maintain control of your kayak after a wipe out, preventing it from slamming into swimmers on the beach. See our kayak surfing articles for more information. We recommend a coil paddle leash for surfing. Use a string end for wave skis, and a brass clip for surf kayaks. Visit the Paddle Leash section of our Sit-on-top Gear department for a full range of leashes. See the related kayak surfing articles and our guide to Backrests, Knee Straps & Paddle Leashes.