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From my point of view, the whole point of a paddle board is to go out in hot weather and swim, so I understand exactly where you're coming from. I'm guessing you're using a standard ankle or knee attached leash which is really irritating for swimming. Open water swimmers use a tow float on a waist attachment, I suggest changing to a waist leash, that way it'...


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I am going to put a different spin on Martin's answer, but I would advise being careful with following my - untested - advice until you've seen it in practice. What I would do is not extending the leash. Instead I would throw the throw rope out, with the rope uncoiled and one end tied to the board, before swimming. At least a 20m rope. If the wind starts ...


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You seem to need what is fairly standard in kayaking and canoeing: a "buoyant heaving line". That's the official term (in Canada) for what is commonly called a "throw rope". It is almost always made of polypropylene, because that floats well; is 15m to 20m long; is 6mm to 9mm in diameter; is brightly colored; and usually comes loosely ...


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