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These Boardies Are Begging For Sustained Oceanic Use

The totally predictable best boardshorts of 2018 volume eleven: O’Neill.

style // May 12, 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 feast.

So we enlisted the brands who keep the Stab gears turning, to send us their favorite trunks of the 2018 Spring and Summer lineups, grabbed legendary North Shore lensman Brian Bielmann, set up a North Shore studio on the sand at Keiki, and shot their top talent dripping wet, feet in the coarse pink sand.

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

In the early 2000’s surfers were forced to endure whatever duds their sponsors delivered. 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!

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Meet Ian Crane’s “Superfreak Dimension 20″ Boardshorts” 

The brand that popularized the wetsuit has always worked to keep all of us in the water longer. The attention put into excess time dripping in salt spans evenly from 5/4/3 steamers to long johns to a good pair of boardies. If you’re planning on surfing for a prolonged period, dear old Jack’s namesake has you sorted. O’Neill’s batch for the warm water months, with their fancy zippers and higher tech, are shouting the future is here!

This Volume also includes:

Hyperfreak Crystalize 20” Boardshort

Hyperfreak Teevee 20” Boardshort

Hyperfreak 20” Boardshort

Hyperfreak Hydro Boardshort

For the season’s best boardshorts, head here.

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