Trunk Talk: One Hot Minute Of Garrett Parkes Lighting Up A Textured Canvas
“I don’t know if Euro speedos count as boardies, but the French have some pretty weird stuff going on.”
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?
“Boardies are timeless, I think we’ll be rocking them for a while,” says Byron Bay’s Garrett Parkes. Garrett’s our latest guest to feature in this here Trunk Talk series. As you’ll gather in the episode above, Garrett doesn’t discriminate against wind affected summertime conditions. If things soften underfoot he’ll find a way to get his kicks, and if a little juice presents itself, he’ll capitalise accordingly. This open-minded attitude crosses over with his lady-game, “I usually get barred, but I’ll give it a crack.” Dive in for a guide to weak wave maximisation a refreshing dose of youthful tenacity!
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