There are a number of hazards in the oceans off California, especially off the Central Coast in areas such as Monterrey, CA. Bringing an OMNA Tourniquet is just as important as your paddle, or life jacket.
"OMNA TQs are the only tourniquet made with materials that endure saltwater, and UV exposure."
August 2015: This video shows the prototype version of the OMNA Tourniquet Surfboard Leash. The collapsable windlass was inferior in the water so it was replaced with a marine ratcheting buckle, which can be seen at www.omnainc.com