Creatures of Leisure


About Creatures of Leisure
Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast, Yallingup and its surrounds has been the breeding ground of some of the world’s best surfers for generations; Ian Cairns, Mitch Thorson, Dave Macaulay, Jake & Paul Paterson, Taj Burrow and Jay Davies (to name a few) all hail from this region which continues to produce exceptional surfers. The small town site overlooking the Indian Ocean derives its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “Place of Love” - it certainly has a special vibe, remaining unspoilt despite its popularity.

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. None of CREATURES’ surfing products hits the market without being given a thorough workout in
these waves by our staff & sponsored riders or further afield by members of our international surf team.
Surfing is in our blood and while we can now be found all over the world, this is where it all began.

As surfers, we established Creatures of Leisure to design and build the best surf products. From humble beginnings in the garage behind our house we've grown organically to where we are today, never straying from our dedication to product quality and innovation.

As the young guy in the photo I worked, surfed and hitched from Los Angeles to Yallingup, Western Australia in 1972. In 1974 a friend and I started designing a leash that would survive the powerful local waves and in the process came across polyurethane cord. We instantly recognized its potential as a great leash cord material and in 1976 went on to develop and launch the world's first urethane leash with injection parts. That venture sparked a passion for designing and developing surf accessories that continues to this day.

Looking to the future, our core motivation remains the same: to further enhance the surfing experience through products of integrity and genuine innovation.