• Summer 2016 Boardshort Guide

Summer is full on and we've got a helpful guide to some of our best boardshorts for the months ahead.

1. Tribong X Airlite

Billabong Tribong X Airlite Boardshorts

Why You Need Them: Billabong Airlite boardshorts are the pinnacle of boardshort design and use the most cutting edge materials and technologies to offer surfers greater stability, flexibility and comfort out in the water.

The Details:

  • Performance fit with a 19" outseam
  • Flex Weld Waistband that allows for movement through the hips but maintains comfort
  • Micro Repel fabric keeps your boardshorts drier and lighter
  • Price - $149.95

As Seen On: Billabong team rider Italo Ferreira.

2. All Day Lo Tides

Billabong All Day Lo Tides Boardshorts

Why You Need Them: Solid boardshorts are a classic, all day, everyday style. With helpful features like soft cotton stretch fabric and front hand pockets, these are the ideal boardshorts for a quick surf, hanging out on the beach or an all-day party. Plus, they're available in 11 different colors.

The Details:

  • Lo Tides fit with a shorter, modern cut and 19" outseam
  • Shred Right recycled stretch fabric
  • Lasso Waistband for comfort

3. Tribong X

Billabong Tribong X Boardshorts

Why You Need Them: The Tribong is a classic style that has been around since Billabong founder Gordon Merchant designed them in 1983 as his vision of what a boardshort should be. The three panels have been updated with modern colors and design elements. Plus, these utilize our Platinum X technology making them ultra lightweight and fast drying.

The Details:

  • Performance fit with a 19" outseam
  • 4 way stretch fabric for consistent stretch and fast fabric recovery
  • H2 Micro Repel lets you surf drier and lighter

As Seen On: Jack Freestone as he surfed his way into 2nd place in Rio in 2016.

Billabong Team Rider Jack Freestone in the Tribong X

4. Tribong Scallop Lo Tides

Billabong Tribong Scallop Lo Tides Boardshorts

Why You Need Them: The classic floral print paired with the scalloped hems makes these an all-time classic boardshort. Contemporary features like front hand pockets and a shorter, modern fit make them the perfect choice for a surf or a lazy day on the beach.

The Details:

  • Lo Tides fit for a shorter, modern cut with a 19" outseam
  • Lasso Waistband that offers a comfortable, precise fit
  • Scalloped hems for a classic look

As Seen On: Billabong surfer, artist and craftsman Tyler Warren.

Billabong rider Tyler Warren in the Tribong Scallop Lo Tides Boardshorts

5. Tribong X Scallop

Billabong Tribong X Scallop Boardshorts

Why You Need Them: A classic style updated with our Platinum X technology that will keep you surfing drier longer. Modern details include a Tribong fade along the hem and a rear right side pocket.

The Details:

  • Performance fit with a 19" outseam
  • 4 way stretch fabric
  • Scalloped hem with gradient fade
  • Available in 5 colors

See the full Summer 2016 Boardshort line.

Billabong Summer 2016 Boardshorts