Trunk Talk: Tropical Waters And Boards Built For Speed With Harrison Roach
Twin fins and high speed silk.
Surfing in trunks is one of life’s greatest joys. Want comfort, simplicity and freedom? Apply trunks and feel the vibes rise. Boardshorts are far more to a surfer than material. They are a symbol of good times, of summer, of living high; for many, they represent vacation, for others they are simply associated with freedom from the shackles of employment.
Arguably, those who enjoy the most intimate relationship with trunks are those who are best at this sport (professional surfers) – if for no other reason than they spend the most time in them. And because it’s no secret we adore that boardshort lifestyle, we wished to syphon a whole lot of trunk talk from some of our favourite surfers. What do they most love about trunks? What are the rules of boardshorts? What length? Zip or velcro? Pockets or no? Do’s and Don’ts? And, much more. Let’s raise the temp a little and ride the summer breeze, shall we?
Stepping into the trunk spotlight today we have Deus frontman and multi-shape enthusiast, Harrison Roach. When most of us only have a few months worth of water warm enough to ditch the neoprene, Harrison spending majority of his time in Indonesia, wears them almost all year round. In addition to being highly experienced in our surf-short topic of conversation, he’s super inspiring to watch. With a non-discriminatory attitude towards different surfing approaches Mr Roach has one of the silkiest trims in the freesurfing biz. Go ahead and enjoy the clips we’ve sliced above of the man at home in tropical waters steering a twin-finned pocket rocket down the line at pace.
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