The Surf to Summit Bungee Paddle Leash keeps your paddle and kayak together. If your kayak rolls over you can grab your paddle or the leash to get your kayak back quickly. If you fail on both attempts the paddle leash will make the paddle drag in the water like a sea anchor attached to your kayak slowing the speed of the kayak drifting in waves and winds, making it easier for you to get back in control. The super strong tubular nylon webbing and 1/2 inch think bungee make it ideal for demanding conditions. The bungee paddle leash is four feet relaxed and extends to 6 feet giving you room to paddle while minimizing entanglement. It can also be used for a bow or a tow line.