The Best Board Shorts For Summer

By Brooke Darling
27th Oct 2015

Despite certain political leaders and their penchant for budgie smugglers, we’d like there to be no doubt that board shorts are still the preferred swimwear of choice, for all you blokes out there.

With that in mind, and with the countdown to summer well and truly on, we’ve tracked down the best boardies on the Gold Coast so you can make tracks and get your swim on.

Here’s our pick of six of the best boardies for summer.


#1. Endless Summer

Live it. Dream it. Breathe it. We know the waves are never far from your thoughts so, with Swell by Rhythm, you can take the ocean with you wherever you might roam.

Stock up at the Rhythm concept store, James Street, Burleigh Heads.

#2. Sunset Sailor

Vissla’s entire range rocks and what’s more, their boardies are made from upcycled coconut fibers. Neat huh? We’ve loving the Kookapinto colourway, for a twist on the tried and trusted nautical stripes.

The crew at Mermaid Beach’s Board Culture have got you covered.

# 3. Funky Threads

Let us guess, your floordrobe is filled with plain crews and v-neck tees? Jazz up your outfit with these fun threads — Playground by Salty’s Short Supply.

Find this talented one-man-band Byron Bay designer online.

#7. Everyday Classics

If rocking below the knee is more your style, you can always count on old favourites from the local legends at Billabong.

Drop into Kirra Surf for everything Billabong.

#5. Tropical Punch

If it’s both comfort and style you seek, the board short masterminds at The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) have delivered the Paradise trunk to take you through the week to the weekend.

Let the seriously stylish Neilson brothers of Mermaid Beach’s Alfred’s Apartment deck you out in TCSS.

#6. The Acid Wash

Simple and versatile from Afends, shake the salt from your hair, pair with a crisp button-up and you’re set for Sunday brunch. You can thank us later.

Get ‘em online direct from Afends or via Gold Coast-based super store, Surf Stitch.

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