Despite today’s focus on fashion conscious designs, the invention of the boardshort had a rather functional motivation. In the early years of surfing, people wore long cotton shorts to protect themselves from rashes occurring from paddling and sitting on waxed surfboards. Since then, boardshorts have continued to improve in functionality as well as style: Ultra -light and stretchy materials like polyester and elastane provide comfort and flexibility, while technical features like O'Neill Hyperdry, ensure that our boardshorts dry super quickly. Within our boardshorts collection for boys we distinguish between technical and regular boardshorts. Technical boardshorts are especially designed for surfing, with a higher water resistance and more stretch. Regular boardshorts are more durable, with less stretch, but still they perform really well on the surfboard.