Patagonia Wavefarer Board Shorts

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Weight 6 oz / 170 g
Fabric 4.3 oz 100% Supplex® Nylon / DWR Finish
Lining 2.3 oz 50-Denier 100% Recycled Polyester

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You're sure to make a big wave when you hit up the beach in the Minimalist Wavefarer Board Shorts from Patagonia. They dry quickly which makes it nice to head from the beach to the boardwalk. PRODUCT FEATURES: Made of a recyclable and lightweight, quick-drying nylon fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish 3-piece-self-lined waistband contours to hip; flat-lying fly with single rubber button; functional mesh gasket easily drains; ladder-lock drawstring closure; turned, bartacked drawstring is durable and adds security Self-draining horizontal pocket on right thigh with a non-corrosive, recyclable plastic zipper; internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use and functionality Forward inseam at crotch eliminates skin chafe Trim silhouette on thigh and leg opening for ease of movement and better dry time 19 outseam 4.3-oz 100% Supplex nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish

- Appalachian Outdoors

Updated with a slightly trimmer silhouette, the tried-and-true Patagonia Wavefarer Board Shorts are ideal for long sessions of soaking up sun and surfing waves.


When it comes to a quality pair of board shorts, simplicity is vital. Pull on the Patagonia Men's Minimalist Wavefarer Board Short before paddling out to your favorite break and you'll quickly realize that less really is more. The DWR finish makes for quick dry times and a touch of spandex ensures complete freedom of movement.


As timeless as a full-rail bottom turn at 8-foot Sunset, the Wavefarers are the foundation of our board short collection. Recently updated, they're the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything surf trunks. Made of a light, durable and quick-drying 4.3-oz Supplex(R) nylon with 50+ UPF sun protection, the Wavefarers feature a natural fit with a 3-piece, self-lined waistband that contours to the hip. The forward inseam helps eliminate chafing in the water, and a flat-lying fly with single rubber button is optimized for comfort while paddling. Closure is a bartacked ladderlock drawstring for security and durability. A self-draining pocket has a noncorrosive plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use. 21" outseam.