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The High Performance Boardshort Is The Surf Industry’s Biggest Crime

But here are ten that are palatable! 

style // Jul 26, 2017
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

By 2018, we will stop talking about the high-performance boardshort. Stretch will retire; comfort will remain. Like the wetsuit, the boardshort–as far as tech goes–has reached its pinnacle. Next year’s model will be more of the same. 

But don’t be glum! Summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s hot, the water’s warm and the waves are occasionally fun. But, who cares how good the surf is? Surfing in trunks is life’s greatest joy! And, style comes in many flavours. So we introduce you to our ripping arrangement: A collection of boardies that are sworn to make you boost higher and carve harder. 

So, here’s another selection of Stab endorsed trunks to line the beach, pool, catch the condensation from the bottom of your Mojito with… Or better yet, perform in. 

1. Billabong TRIBONG X AIRLITE BOARDSHORTS black dye performance

Tribong x Airlite Boardshort by Billabong

2. Hurley Phantom JJF 3 Maps Elite black performance

Phantom JJF 3 Maps Elite Boardshort by Hurley

3. Volcom Macaw Mod Boardshorts Black

Macaw Mod Boardshort by Volcom


HyperFreak Hydro Boardshort by O’Neill

5. Outer Known Origin trunk seaport Blue performance

Origin Trunk by Outerknown

6. Quiksilver New Wave Highline 19 Boardshorts black performance

New Wave Highline 19 Boardshort by Quiksilver

7. RVCA BRUCE WARP PLUS BOARDSHORT dark denim performance

Bruce Warp Plus Boardshort by RVCA

8. VANS NF Rising Swell Boardshort

NF Rising Swell Boardshort by Vans

9. Vissla Diver 2022 Boardshort blood performance

Spaced Diver 20″ Boardshort by Vissla

10. ONEILL Hyperfreak Basis Boardshort OCN BLUE

Hyperfreak Basis Boardshort by O’Neill


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