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2013 Boardshort Buyer’s Guide

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Jul 2013
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Whether you’re lounging poolside, shredding the Pacific south swells, peeing in your neighbor’s pool or chasing babes on your beach cruiser, truth is you’re going to need a fresh pair of boardshorts. Is it kosher to wear boardshorts in the office? Below is a guide to help you choose the best pair for your summer session. Time for BOARDSHORTS, time for SUMMER SUN.

Boardshort Buyer's Guide

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Oakley Micro Check Boardshort

Micro Check

For pop–ups without drag and bottom turns without bulk, the Micro Check Boardshorts 19″ are a premium pair for the premier set. Water–repellent stretch fabric lets you maximise movement when carving, and a zip pocket keeps valuables safe and secure. Sand–side and in the water, the Micro Check Boardshorts 19″ minimize chafing with welded seams for the versatile comfort that the amphibious lifestyle requires.


  • O Stretch Ripstop fabric with 4–way stretch delivers a natural fit and feel
  • HydroFree technology repels water
  • HydroFuse welded zip pocket at back waist gives you water–repellent storage
  • Tie tab waist closure and stretch fly provide a comfortable fit
  • Welded seams reduce irritation in a streamlined fit
  • Outseam: 19″ on 28″– 40″ waist size
  • 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex
  • Fit: Regular

Score yourself a pair of Micro Check Boardshorts here

Hurley Phantom Aloha Boardshort

Hurley Phantom Aloha


  • 19″ Outseam
  • Classic Fit
  • Recycled Phantom 30% Stretch
  • Patented EZ fly closure, signature foil branding, metallic embroidery, logo patch, performance water repellency, patch pocket with Velcro pocket flap, engineered print

Score yourself a pair of Phantom Aloha Boardshorts here

Brixton Beacon Boardshort

Beacon Boardshorts

The Beacon is a classic fit polyester slim leg trunk. It features a rear patch pocket with Velcro flap closure and custom “barber shop” wax comb. It has a 17″ length and custom Brixton patch on left leg.


  • Leg opening 11 ¾”
  • Outseam 17”

Score yourself a pair of Beacon Boardshorts here

O’Neill Jordy Freak Boardshort

O'Neill Jordy Freak


  • Epicstretch
  • 21” Outseam boardshort features superfly closure
  • locking drawcord
  • contrast fabric accents
  • back pouch pocket and screened logos
  • Jordy Smith Signature Series

Score yourself a pair of Jordy Freak Boardshorts here

Volcom Mental Fun Boardshort

Volcom Mental Fun

Can you say PARTY SHORT?! One of our shortie boardshorts with a 17″ outseam. A hybrid boardie that can be worn in the water or out and about. Mesh lined walkshort pockets and back flap. Cinch Fly Technology.


  • Rouched Elastic waist boardie
  • Mesh-lined walkshort pockets
  • Buttoned back flap pocket
  • 85% Polyester / 15% Elastane 4 Way Stretch
  • Woven label on lower left leg

Score yourself a pair of Mental Fun Boardshorts here

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