Trunk Talk: Sharing Bondi Made Easy, With Jared Mell
“We were throwing around the idea of guys shredding in speedos, I think it’d be kinda cool.”
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?
For our final cool down episode we caught some time with LA-based cruiser Jared Mell, on a typical day in Bondi Beach where the juice is lacking and the crowds are heaving. Nothing that Jared minds too much however, he’s quite happy sharing knee-high burgers with an international crowd – having a large plank under his feet helps. Go ahead and swing in to an easy-going finale featuring Mr Mell, a few tandem rides and his thoughts on warm water surf garments.
While you’re waving that cursor around, why not hit this link and take a look at the range of boardshorts Banks currently have available while the season is ripe!
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