Posts tagged: surf shorts

Romao Wins Oakley Rio Surf Pro International


In an all-Brazilian final, Simao Romao won his second consecutive event title at the 2009 Rio Surf Pro International presented by Oakley on Sunday in clean 2-4′ waves at Arpoador Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

Romao jumped on the surf and took an early heat lead with a score of 6.83, (out of 10.00), with  some clean backside turns and floaters. Next with power moves on the long lefts of Arpoador he scored an almost perfect 9.33 and further extend his lead and seal the victory.

“I’m very happy, stoked, win here again is unbelievable. The best of all is that I can celebrate this title at home, I will not have to travel just like last year when I went from here straight to the airport, now I will make a barbecue to all of my friends, celebrate with then and with my family” said Romao, who with this win moved from 99th to 49th place in ASP Men’s WQS Ranking.

Owen Wright Wins SriLankan Airlines Pro


Australian surfer, Owen Wright, took first place in the SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives yesterday!

According to many of the judges and contest officials this was one of the most exciting and high scoring finals they’d seen in years.

Owen Wright went head-to-head with Pat Gudauskas as the two battled it out for first place. Wright emerged the victor as the final scores gave Wright 19.23 and Gudauskas 18.93 out of a possible 20.

You can read about all the action here at ASP…

Drug Aware Pro Gets Solid Surf


In Australia, Margaret River is one of the few surf breaks on the ASP World Qualifying Series capable of really challenging professional surfers by delivering powerful, large surf.

Today a solid six-to-eight-foot swell was pounding the outer reef at Surfers’ Point for the competitors to show their stuff.

The message became clearer even before the opening heat began when veteran Brazilian surfer Paulo Moura signaled to the judging tower by waiving his broken board to hold off on starting the heat and get a new board out to him after his was snapped when paddling to the line-up.

The frantic start failed to rattle Moura, who went on to impressively win the heat, defeating up and coming Hawaiian Mason Ho comfortably on a score line of each surfers top two scoring rides of 13.50 to Ho’s 11.23.

“That was a tough start to the heat and luckily I was able to get the attention of the tower and get a new board out quickly,” Moura said. “Waves like this test us all and you feel good about your surfing when you win in these conditions.”

Australia’s fastest emerging young surfer, Owen Wright, who grew up on NSW’s south coast but has recently relocated to Lennox Head, is rapidly establishing himself on the open ASP circuit and this morning toyed with the conditions to notch up another impressive heat win.

With excellent large surf fore all week, Wright is optimistic about his chances here.

“It’s big open ocean surf and I definitely like the wave as you have plenty of scope to really put together large power driven moves,” Wright said. “If it gets bigger as they are predicting I’m fine with that, I’d prefer it bigger than smaller.”

Shopping For Board Shorts

The popularity of board shorts, (also know as boardshorts, boardies, swim shorts or surf trunks), started with surfers and has spread to anybody who wants to dress in a hip, laid-back style of fashion. Even people who never go in the water or step foot on the beach are wearing and enjoying this cool style of shorts.

When you buy men’s board shorts keep in mind they have longer legs compared to most shorts. The legs come down to the knee or just above it. They’re cut to wear baggy and ride low on the hips.

Longer legs provide protection to surfers’ thighs and help keep them from getting rashes from their surfboard. The baggy cut provides room to paddle, jump up and maneuver on the waves.

Colorful patterns are typical along with Hawaiian themed prints. You can also find them in solid colors or just about any pattern you can imagine. Don’t be surprised if you see a buff, macho surfer wearing board shorts with colorful flowers on them. When it comes to men’s boardshorts it’s more colorful the better for some guys.

When you buy women’s board shorts they will typically have shorter legs that hit about mid thigh while some styles are similar to the men’s board shorts and hit above the knee. Also like the men’s they are cut to ride low on the hips and not up around your waist. Be sure so keep that in mind when shopping for women’s boardshorts as you may want to purchase a slightly larger size than you normally wear.

Women’s boardshorts come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and prints just like the men’s with maybe a bit more emphasis on female colors like pink or turquoise.

You can wear board shorts in the water by themselves, (women do need to wear a bikini top or bathing suit at most beaches), or pair them up with a rash guard to provide your skin with the ultimate in rash and UV protection that will stay on no matter how long you’re in the water.

Quality boardshorts will have reinforced seams that are usually triple-stitched for strength. Most come with a small Velcro pocket to hold your keys, cash or surfboard wax.

The standard closing is a Velcro fly with a tie or drawstring across the top. Most men’s board shorts do not have a mesh lining.

Last but not least, when shopping for boardshorts look for light, quick-drying material such as microfiber. Microfiber is commonly used to make board shorts because it is soft, light , provides minimal water repelling action and is quick-drying. What you don’t want are thick, heavy shorts that will bog you down and take forever to dry when you get out of the water.

Besides looking great and being totally stylish, men’s and women’s board shorts are comfortable and fun to wear even if you never get near the water!

If They’re Good Enough for The President

President Obama wearing board

Look who’s wearing some men’s board shorts! Yep, President Obama was photographed on his recent trip to Hawaii over Christmas wearing nothing but surf trunks.

It’s a known fact he’s an avid body surfer so we’re sure he practically lives in swim trunks while he’s back at his childhood stomping grounds on Oahu in Hawaii.

So, don’t worry that you have to be a surfer to wear boardshorts – they look great on just about everybody no matter what you’re doing.  :-)

After Christmas Sale

We here at hope that all of our customers had a healthy and happy holiday last week. :-)

This week we’re doing like everybody else and having our annual After Christmas Sale!

This week you can get an extra 5% off our already low priced board shorts for men, women and kids by simply typing discount-boardshorts in the Comments box when you checkout.

We’ve got cheap board shorts so come by and pick up a pair, or two, or even three! We’ve got swim shorts and surf trunks for the entire family. :-)

Welcome to

Hello and welcome to our brand new blog and our brand new website:!!

We’re just a couple of surfers who got tired of paying outrageous prices for name brand board shorts and swim trunks just because they’ve got somebody’s name or logo on them.

We surf, we wear out our shorts and we want new ones… BUT we don’t want to pay $50-$75 for boardshorts so we can advertise for Quicksilver, Roxy and Billabong!

So we searched around and while we were vacationing in Hawaii we hooked up with a guy who manufactures his own line of board shorts for men, women and even kids. He doesn’t have a famous name or even a cool logo BUT he does have inexpensive boardshorts and surf trunks that we wore, surfed in and loved so we decided it was a “go”.

We’re now part of the Discount Beach Gear Family of Stores where you can also pick up some awesome rash guard shirts to pair up with our board shorts before you hit the beach!

We’re just starting with a few styles and colors but rest assured that we will be adding more as our business grows so keep checking back. If you order something from us you’ll get a email blast once or twice a year so we’ll remind you to come back in case you forget. :-)

Welcome and thanks for shopping here at – see you in the line-up!