I never use traction but my brother-in-law Aaron gave me this thing called The Stop to try. It came in handy on a wave over the weekend when I was off balance hitting the close out section. I jammed my backfoot into it and was able to recover. I wasn’t wearing a leash that session so it saved me a swim.
(I’m digging how the glass loop doesn’t need a string with the leash too).
My wife’s family own the surf accessory company, Destination Surf. This is one of their first bags they made when thrusters first came out. This bag had been in my Dad’s garage for 20 years until recently uncovered.