Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.
We’ve set a hook in the best designers of fundamental surf wear and asked them to construct their ultimate boardshort, free from trend or any commercial imperative.
Here’s who threw their keys in this year’s punch bowl: Billabong, Highline, Hurley, In Minds Eye, O’Neill, Stacey, RVCA and The Critical Slide Society.
We’ve had the above nine brands stitch us up a unique pair and a clip to introduce them. You can vote for each brand below on our interactive page. Trunks will be judged upon three divisions: Designer vote (our selected, influential designer chooses their fave boardies), the director’s vote (our influential auteur choose their fave clip), and a performance vote (our influential surfer/fashion guru chooses their fave). We break it down into quarters and by the end of the three weeks a winner will be crowned.
Voting is now open and closes August 31st.
Let’s celebrate life's greatest pleasure, surfing in boardshorts!
Meet the Panel
Stab stamp of approval
Kyle Ng from Braindead is our resident design critic for Place in the Sun 2017. The Braindead collective does contemporary anti-establishment better than anyone else right now.
In his nine years on tour, he was a beacon of style and overachieving flamboyance. Over Athlete judge for A Place In The Sun 2017.. The handsome always smiling Sted’s own label is aptly named, In Sted We Smile, but now rolls by IWS.
Jake Burghart is VICE’s Directory of Photography. He’s been to North Korea twice, The White House with Barry O, and has been with the news outlet for the past 13 years.
Make your choice. 8 Brands, 8 Trunks, 1 Winner
Trunks are best suited in the ocean? No, they’re even better mindlessly changing the channel and wondering where your next drink is. TCSS’s trunks have dual pockets, front and back, drawstrings and button fly and television remote is included!
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