Stab Magazine | Trunk Talk: Mikey Wright's Warm Water Rehab Program
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Trunk Talk: Mikey Wright’s Warm Water Rehab Program

“The most iconic boardshorts would have to be the Tommy Carroll nut-huggers.”

style // Nov 14, 2016
Words by stab
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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?

Today we have in our digital presence Quiksilver’s mullet-headed action man, Mikey Wright. As you’ll see above Mikey gets around with a limp and is currently banished from any form of high performance behaviour (he got a little impatient with rehabilitation after he blew his ankle out during a tough landing half a year ago). Despite this, as the southern hemisphere moves into summer, Mikey’s still happy to slide on the trunks and go for a groove on the belly. We recently joined him for a shore bash and threw him a few questions on the subject of warm water surf attire. 

If you’re feeling a little curious, you can explore the latest boardshort range from Quiksilver over here.

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