From beach to pool, board shorts are one of the most popular men’s swimwear options. Originally made for surfers – hence the name board shorts – these water-ready bottoms have transitioned to the shoreline. Made with quick-drying fabrics that are lightweight and comfortable, it’s no wonder these shorts have become a staple in almost every wardrobe.
Board shorts range for an array of solid colors to classic stripe prints to bold Hawaiian prints. Hybrid shorts are created to look like casual wear, but are made of the same material as board shorts, making them the perfect piece to go from beach to street. While basic board shorts have become a fashion item, performance board shorts are the best choice to surf the waves in. Undershorts are a great way to add more support and compression for those who plan to be on their board all day.
Brands like Hurley, Billabong, Quiksilver, and Rip Curl have been producing board shorts for years, but brands such as Nike, Speedo, Sporti, Oakley, and FOX have joined in the mission to make quality board shorts for leisure, surfing, or swimming.