Boardshorts are designed to be quick-drying, and are generally made from strong and smooth polyester or nylon material. They are durable and hold up to wear from contact with a surfboard, yet are comfortable and light-weight. They are well-adapted to use in various active watersports.
VISSLA TIDE RIDERS BOARDSHORTS
The Vissla Tide Riders are exotic, washed 4-way stretch Boardshorts made with coconut fibers. Featuring scallop side seam allover tropical floral print with contrast solid tethered waistband and back pocket with pocket flap, and Vissla woven labels, every surfer knows that their session ultimately depends on the tide.
-36% Coconut 34% Recycled Polyester 20% Cotton 10% Spandex
– Water Repel
Boardshorts do not have an elastic waist like many swim shorts do; instead they have a more rigid waistband which opens at the front, often with a velcro fly. The waistband is also held together at the front with a lace-up tie. This double fail-safe system is in order to ensure that the shorts cannot be pulled off the body by the force of the wave when a surfer is tumbled under water during a wipeout. Another common feature of authentic surfing boardshort design is a very small pocket sealed with velcro and vented with a grommet. This is designed to be a secure place to carry a car key, house key, or hotel key card while in the water. Boardshorts traditionally have no lining, unlike traditional swim shorts.
VISSLA BOCCA DE TIBURON BOARDSHORTS
Vissla Bocca De Tiburon Boardshorts
The Vissla Bocca de Tiburon are jungle-inspired 4-Way stretch boardshorts made with coconut and upcycled polyester. Featuring scallop side seam, all over print with solid contrast waistband, back pocket with screen printed pocket flap and Vissla woven labels, Bocca de Tiburon means ”mouth of the shark,” but we’re sure you’ll stay out of one of those while in these.
50% Recycled Polyester 38% Coconut 12% Spandex
Boardshorts are normally longer than many shorts or form-fitting speedo styles of swimwear, and often (other than the waist) they have a loose or baggy appearance. The major reason for the extra length is to protect the wearer’s legs from wax on the board. Surfboards are covered with a layer of sticky wax, which allows the surfer to stand on the board without slipping off. However, this wax can rip leg hair off a surfer when sitting on the board waiting for waves.