HOW DO WE PICK THE BEST BOARDSHORTS for riding waves?
Surfing boardshorts are needed to be lightweight and machine washable, seam taped and stretchable, very comfortable, water repellent and with style. Boardshorts are central to a surfers wearable equipment.
Wave riders have been traveling and exploring new surf spots for decades, all over the world. It is possible to surf waves 12 months a year, summer conditions with warm water everyday.
A surfing Boardshort can free you from the slavery of a wetsuit, without losing performance.
The Boardshort has become the surfing lifestyle and we have researched and provided you below with some great choices. CHECK THEM OUT.
The best surfing boardshorts in the world are expensive, yet durable and last many seasons. If buying new boardshorts, look at a few key details.
Polyester is the main material used in todays boardshorts and can be blended with recycled polyester, elastane, spandex, lycra and other microfibers. Complete drawstrings are also important and should be taken into consideration, as they are generally more comfortable than the velcro fly.
Small, sealed velcro pockets, portable fin keys and tight neoprene waistbands are some of the additional features that will find in the best boardshorts.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF OUR BEST SURFING BOARDSHORT PICKS FOR 2019
Rip Curl‘s boardshorts use stretchable fabrics, fused with flexible stretch tape. This Australian Company has created an ergonomic fit with body-mapped paneling, reducing the need for seams in the critical areas.
Rip Curl Mirage Core 20”
The Mirage Core boardshort is designed with elastostretch 3 fabric and provides ultimate comfort and performance.
- Features a 20″ outseam for a mid-length fit
- Waist tie tech
- High hip zipper mesh pocket
Billabong says “life’s better in boardshorts”. It is true and the Platinum X and Recycler series offer unique side binding, wave patch and classic stretch boardshorts. Always comfortable in every situation.
Billabong Fluid Airlite
The Fluid Airlite boardshort is made with 89 percent recycled polyester, and 11 percent elastane.
- Stability with a tight weave 4-way stretch fabric
- Flexibility due to an omni-directional stretch
- Comfort with the jacquard micro perforation.
Quiksilver has developed the Cypher boardshort and tested them with international surfing stars like Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds and are consistently in the top ranking.
- Features a four-way stretch fabric,
- Water-repellent hydrophobic coating
- 19” mid-length outseam, and a heat welded zip-up pocket.
O’Neill has a long experience in surf wear. Founded by Jack O’Neill, they offer boardshorts with quick drying systems and superfly construction. New trunks are now made from recycled materials.
- Features a drawstring closure
- 21-inch outseam
- Anti-rash stretch hyper thread, machine washable
Hurley Phantom Hyperweave
The Phantom Hyperweave surfing boardshort is one of the leading choices for surfers everywhere.
- Four-way, long-lasting stretch fabric that lets you surf freely in any conditions
- Machine washable and extremely lightweight.
Volcom mixes it up a bit. Asymmetrical construction, solid and a scalloped print combos add to its unique look.
- Four-way stretch
- Welded hems and inseam
- Welded side zipper
RVCA’s collection of surfing boardshorts gives you modern and cool patterns for starting off your summer in style.
- Water-resistant 4-way stretch materials
- Drawstring closure
- Hook and loop closure on the pocket
AND SO YOU HAVE IT. You cannot go wrong with any of these choices. All exhibit the top quality demanded by the surfing industry. Enjoy.
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