SURFlounge SAS is the distributor for Creatures Of Leisure in Europe.
Yallingup, Western Australia is the home and testing ground for Creatures of Leisure products. Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast, Yallingup and its surrounds has bred some of the world’s best surfers for several generations.
The region boasts multiple breaks within a relatively short span of coast, most with a reputation for quality and a power comparable with that of Hawaii. It’s the perfect place to test surfing accessories.
It was here in Yallingup that a young John Malloy put down roots after hitching his way from Los Angeles in 1972. Over the 4 years that followed he and a mate developed the world’s first urethane leash with injection parts to tackle the powerful local waves. That venture sparked a passion for designing and developing surf accessories that continues to this day.
CREATURES OF LEISURE BRAND MISSION
In all that we do at Creatures of Leisure – and we’ve been doing it for 30 years now – we strive to meld the lessons of our experience with cutting edge materials and designs to create highly functional, premium quality surfing accessories that are built to last.With offices in Western Australia, The Gold Coast, France and California, we’ve got the world’s surfers covered.
None of Creatures of Leisure surfing products hit the market without being given a thorough workout in these waves by our staff and sponsored riders or further afield by members of our international surf team.
After experimenting with several leash materials including gas station bell cords, John Malloy discovers and introduces urethane to the market, regarded ever since as the world’s best cord material.
LA JOURNÉE COMMENCE
John Malloy officially starts Creatures of Leisure selling Leashes and Boardcovers that were all made in Yallingup, Western Australia. He had been innovating surf equipment for almost a decade already.
For the first time, Creatures make bodyboard specific leashes and hardware with feedback from team riders like Tim Jones, Rick Bannister, Matt Riley and Warren Feinbier.
Creatures launch into Traction pads made in Perth, Australia with the original Square-Loc pattern.
Creatures first Signature team pads are made for the likes of Taj Burrow, Jake Paterson, Luke Egan & Shane Powell.
MICK’S SIGNATURE PAD
Mick Fanning’s first Signature pad is released into the market. It has become the most successful pad in Creatures history.
THE BEARING SWIVEL
John invents a long-lasting swivel that won’t seize up in saltwater. The Stainless Steel Bearing Swivel with acetal plastic remains industry standard in the best surf leashes across the globe, no matter what the brand.
SLIM FIT BOARDCOVERS
Industry first design creates boardcovers with a Slim-Fit. Providing an expandable sidewall and streamlined template that reduced up to 20% bulk and weight.
DNA FLEX MOULD
Creatures releases the DNA Flex Mould. The world’s first cord to mould connection absorbing wave impact, increasing strength, and reducing breakages. Return rate near went to zero once introduced. It was the brand’s first patented innovation which still remains today.
Surefire Leash Release – The introduction of the first urethane-coated release tab which permanently stays open and accessible.
Non-Slip Cuff – Just like the name suggests, the Non-Slip Cuff is spongy, light and super secure. It stays comfortably on your ankle without rotating from side to side.
Thermo-Lite Technology is first introduced to Creatures of Leisure traction. A lighter, thinner traction which wins SBIA Surf Accessory of the Year in 2019.
The lightest, strongest boardcover material in the market is introduced. DIAMOND-TECH® Fabric is a triple laminated, tear-resistant, water-resistant, abrasion-resistant woven fabric exclusive to Creatures of Leisure.
THE SUPERLITE LEASH
Three decades of surf innovation is combined into one incredible leash. The SUPERLITE leash is the lightest, most comfortable leash in the world.
Inspiré par l’héritage de John de toujours s’améliorer, Creatures se consacre à façonner l’avenir d’un équipement de surf fiable.
Your leash is guaranteed for 2 years against defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover fin cuts, natural wear and tear, neglect or abuse. To make a warranty claim simply return the product and sales receipt to the place of purchase. If it was purchased form an online store, please follow their customer service steps regarding store returns and warranties.
This leash is used at your own risk and should not be relied upon as a life – saving device. It must not be used as a substitute for good swimming ability, ocean knowledge or proper precautions. The manufacturer, distributer and seller expressly disclaim any liability for injury, death, property damage or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a consequence of the use of this leash.
To avoid permanent ‘kinks’ in your leash cord, avoid wrapping it around your board/fins. A straighter cord means less tangles around your foot.
Protect the cord. The urethane CREATURES exclusively uses is the result of 25 years of research and development. With multiple raw compounds of urethane available, we’ve carefully sourced and chosen the strongest compound money can buy. In saying this, please try to avoid slamming your leash in the boot of your car, using it to tie-down boards etc. Small cuts and blemishes in your cord will reduce its resistance to breaking and will leave you with a false sense of poor materials.
If you’ve got the comfort of a freshwater shower after your surf, give the railsaver and cuff a quick rinse. Saltwater is pretty corrosive and the freshwater rinse will keep the neoprene and webbing as comfortable as it was new.
Check it. Every few surfs, check your cord for small abrasions and or cuts. The last thing you want in a serious situation is equipment failure that could have been prevented by properly checking your equipment. The thankless job of stretching and contracting, direct sunlight, salt water and all the other things that go along with core travelling and surfing will take it’s toll on any material.
Creatures offer a limited 1 year warranty, from the time of initial purchase, against manufacturing defects. Creatures will replace, at its discretion, any boardcover found to be defective within the scope of the one year limited warranty covenants. This limited warranty excludes normal wear and tear, damage due to misuse and the failure of zip sliders and zip track due to neglect. Claims should be presented at the store where you purchased the boardcover. If it was purchased form an online store, please follow their customer service steps regarding store returns and warranties.
Creatures use metal sliders on all our covers as they are tough and more robust than plastic alternatives. They can have a significantly longer lifespan than plastic sliders when looked after correctly. Now, as we all know, saltwater is extremely corrosive to metals. To help you to keep your Creatures cover in great condition and ready to travel when you are, we would like to offer you the following simple tips:
Please check your zip sliders regularly for any corrosion (white powder) and take note of how freely the sliders move around the bag.
If the sliders become immersed or are continually in contact with salt water (wet hands and fingers after surfing), please rinse with fresh water.
If your sliders do get stuck, please do not force them – instead wash and brush zip and sliders with mild detergent using a toothbrush to remove corrosion. Once you have removed as much corrosion as possible apply a liberal coat of silicon zipper spray to both zip and sliders. The next step requires patience and a gentle touch; whilst holding the end of the zipper gently pull the slider back and forth – be patient and gentle as this will take some time and you may have to repeat the wash / lubricate stages. Once you have freed the slider, clean and lubricate the corroded zipper area and slider.
If storing your cover away for any extended period of time, please wash both zip and sliders with mild detergent and a toothbrush to remove all dirt and saltwater. Then, apply a liberal amount of Vaseline or grease to the sliders to prevent any corrosion during storage. Fact: Board covers can be a costly purchase, but considering the thankless job they do in protecting and storing your boards a well maintained and cared for cover will be one of the best investments you can make.
Quite simply, if your zipper has seized you need to surf and or travel more.
Your grip is guaranteed for 1 year against defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover incorrect application, natural wear and tear, neglect or abuse. To make a warranty claim simply return the product and sales receipt to the place of purchase. If it was purchased form an online store, please follow their customer service steps regarding store returns and warranties.
Please remember to follow all the instructions on the packaging when applying your grip. The 3M adhesive we’ve selected for our entire range of grips achieves maximum adhesion when pressure is applied during application and allowing sufficient time for it to cure.
There’s no need to wax your grip. A hard block of wax can be quite abrasive and can lead to traction nodules lifting off or smoothing down. Our high density EVA grips are formulated to give the perfect amount of traction – without wax.
Excluding Auto Accessories
All Creatures products, unless otherwise stated, are guaranteed for a period of 12 months from the purchase date against defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover natural wear and tear, neglect or abuse. To make a warranty claim simply return the product and sales receipt to the place of purchase.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the European Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.