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 boy’s boardshorts collection, we distinguish between technical and regular boardshorts. Technical boardshorts are specially designed for surfing, featuring higher water resistance and more stretch. Regular boardshorts on the other hand, are more durable, with less flexibility, but still perform well in the water.