Boardshorts

It might sound odd, but the invention of boardshorts had a rather functional motivation than just style. In the early years of surfing in Hawaii and California, people used long cotton shorts to protect themselves from rashes occurring from paddling and sitting on their waxed surfboards. Times have changed since then: tight bathing suits for men have fortunately been banned from beaches all over the world, while cotton boardshorts became ultra-light and flexible shorts, which also found their way to non-surfers suitcases. As pioneer in the history of surfing, O'Neill had a big share on the development of those high-tech surf shorts. Nowadays, boardshorts are made from stretchy fabrics like polyester and elastane. O'Neill Hyperdry, a nano-phobic water repellant treatment, additionally ensures that our boardshorts dry super quickly. The latest boardshorts development from O'Neill is related to sustainability: boardshorts for cleaner waves - literally! In cooperation with Parley for the Oceans, O'Neill launches the first boardshorts this summer, made from ocean plastic with bionic yarn - Stay tuned! There are three different types of boardshorts available: Technical, Hybrid and Regular. Technical board shorts are designed to be surfed. They will give you the most possible flexibility while drying in the blink of an eye. To protect your skin even more, technical boardshorts tend to be a bit longer than swim shorts. Our Hybrids are made for both, on- and offshore. You can just hike to a secret surf spot and enjoy riding waves without even changing your shorts. Our regular shorts are less flexible, more durable, but still surfable! No matter which type you prefer, all our boardshorts are available in different colours and prints - let’s be honest: style in the waves matters!

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Boardshorts

It might sound odd, but the invention of boardshorts had a rather functional motivation than just style. In the early years of surfing in Hawaii and California, people used long cotton shorts to protect themselves from rashes occurring from paddling and sitting on their waxed surfboards. Times have changed since then: tight bathing suits for men have fortunately been banned from beaches all over the world, while cotton boardshorts became ultra-light and flexible shorts, which also found their way to non-surfers suitcases.

As pioneer in the history of surfing, O'Neill had a big share on the development of those high-tech surf shorts. Nowadays, boardshorts are made from stretchy fabrics like polyester and elastane. O'Neill Hyperdry, a nano-phobic water repellant treatment, additionally ensures that our boardshorts dry super quickly.

The latest boardshorts development from O'Neill is related to sustainability: boardshorts for cleaner waves - literally! In cooperation with Parley for the Oceans, O'Neill launches the first boardshorts this summer, made from ocean plastic with bionic yarn - Stay tuned!

There are three different types of boardshorts available: Technical, Hybrid and Regular. Technical board shorts are designed to be surfed. They will give you the most possible flexibility while drying in the blink of an eye. To protect your skin even more, technical boardshorts tend to be a bit longer than swim shorts. Our Hybrids are made for both, on- and offshore. You can just hike to a secret surf spot and enjoy riding waves without even changing your shorts. Our regular shorts are less flexible, more durable, but still surfable! No matter which type you prefer, all our boardshorts are available in different colours and prints - let’s be honest: style in the waves matters!

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