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The Cosmically Stoned Trunks Of This-ter-Year

The totally predictable best boardshorts of 2018 Volume eight: Volcom.

style // May 1, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

A Boardshort Guide in 2018? How adventurous!

In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re picking at Spring hors d’oeuvres, not-so-patiently awaiting an overdue summer.

So, we enlisted the brands who keep the Stab gears turning, to send us their favorite trunks of the 2018 Spring and Summer lineups, set up a North Shore studio on the sand at Keiki, and shot their top talent in them.

Oh, and we had them fill out a cheeky questionnaire.

In the early 2000’s surfers were forced to endure whatever their sponsors gave them. Checkers, botanicals, stripes, paint splatters, graffiti scrawled across the top? You pay; I’ll wear. Two decades later, thankfully, brands are making boardies their rider will actually want to sport.

These have been carefully chosen, though we’ll bet these offend plenty, excite more than a few, and fly right over the heads of the rest of you…

It’s 2018. If you’re all-pleasing, you’re beige. The Divisive Age is upon us! VolcomGifH

Meet Ozzie Wright’s “Burch Stoneys.”

Eyes half-shut!

The brand chanting Youth Against Establishment for more than two decades now are in fine form with their new Stoneys line. It’s always comforting to see brands stay true to their origin story, and in this case, that’s wavy-lines and California-baked cosmic colors.

Volcom sent their team’s most mature-yet-childlike rider, who starred in surf movies that once went straight to VHS, Goons of Doom frontman and aerial savant, sir Ozzie Wrong, to model for us in our weird studio in front of Brian Bielmann’s lens.

For a peak at the season’s warm water offerings, head here.

Volcom’s line also features the following trunks:

Psyched Stoneys

Mag Vibes Stoneys

Plasm Mod

Lo Fi Stoneys

Plasm Plus Mod

Burch Stoneys

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