WHAT’S HOT: Go-To Board Shorts for Summer

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When it comes to performance board shorts, the Hurley Phantom Julian Elite is the cream of the crop. The very first signature short for Australian surfer Julian Wilson is designed to make you feel at one with the water, combining slick aesthetics with market-leading performance elements that take surfwear to the next level.

Hurley Phantom
Image: Hurley


The Phantom shorts feature everything that you’d expect in a performance swimwear. They’re lightweight, water-repellent, and comfortable. Though while these shorts can certainly be expected to become the go-to for many guys hitting the water sports scene this summer, there are other swimwear trends to keep any eye out for.

In a market where longer board shorts are more coveted—ones that sit just below the knees—shorter lengths have started to make a comeback. Even the longer shorts are slimmer these days, featuring a refined look and feel that conforms more closely to the body. Floral designs and other busy prints are also having their moment under the sun.



And though these shorts will undoubtedly perform for you in the water, they also look cool on the street. All in all, choosing a pair of board shorts comes down to your personal preference and style. Do you want to go short or long? Do you prefer prints or solid tones? These are all things that should be considered. The good news is that your options are almost endless so grab a pair now, just in time for the dog days of summer.