Men's Wavefarer Board Shorts
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PATAGONIAMen's Wavefarer Board Shorts

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Men's Wavefarer Board Shorts

Name Value
Best Use Kayaking
Care Machine Wash Warm/Tumble Dry Low
Fit Regular
Inseam 9"
Material 100% Recycled Nylon
Outseam 19"
Pattern Floral
Style Boardshort
Technologies Sun Protection
Water Resistance Water Repellent

Product Overview

Already Patagonia classics, these board shorts are mentioned reverently wherever two or more surfers gather.

Well if not, they certainly should be. Patagonia's Wavefarer Board Shorts are as important to surfing as waxing your longboard. Light, durable and tough enough to survive a shallow reef wipeout, these board shorts are made from quick-drying, 100% recycled nylon so you can also feel good about their reduced impact on the environment. They've got a DWR (durable water repellent) finish so they repel moisture and feature 50+ UPF sun protection so you won't have to cut your surfing day short to deal with a sunburn. Did we also mention the fabric is certified as bluesign® approved and sewn at a Fair Trade Certified™ factory? (More on that below.)

The Wavefarer Board Shorts have a natural fit with a slightly trimmer silhouette through the thigh, seat and leg. Their three-piece, self-lined waistband contours to your hips and Patagonia moved the inseam forward to help eliminate chafing. For optimal comfort while paddling, the flat-lying fly secures with a single rubber button. These board shorts close with a bartacked, ladderlock drawstring that adds security and durability. A mesh gasket drains excess water easily. The single pocket on the right hip is self-draining and has a corrosion-proof, recyclable plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use. And the pocket also doubles as a self-storage pouch so you can keep your board shorts handy at all times.

4.3oz., 100% recycled nylon. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Fabric is certified as bluesign approved. Imported.

50+ UPF

The Wavefarer Board Shorts feature a sun protection rating of 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), which means only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays that fall on the surface will pass through and reach your skin. The sun protection is built-in so, unlike messy sunscreen, it won't wear off or need to be reapplied throughout the day. 

Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing

What makes a factory Fair Trade Certified? Rigorous standards for health and safety, respect for the environment, no child or forced labor, maternity and paid leave, community empowerment and additional money back to workers. Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly back to the factory workers, and they decide how to spend it. They can allocate it as a cash bonus, use it for a collective social investment or both.

bluesign® Approved Fabric

bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers and safe for the end customers. Fabric that is certified as bluesign approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in its manufacture that conserves resources and minimizes impacts on people and the environment.

Key Features

  • Lightweight, durable, quick-drying, 100% recycled nylon fabric
  • DWR finish sheds moisture and speeds up drying time
  • 50+ UPF sun protection so you can stay out all day
  • Fair Trade Certified sewing provides extra money for factory workers
  • bluesign approved fabric offers the highest level of consumer safety
  • Three-piece, self-lined waistband contours to your hips
  • Durable, bartacked, ladderlock drawstring closure for security and strength
  • Flat-lying zipper fly with single rubber button is optimized for comfort while paddling
  • Self-draining right-hip pocket has noncorroding, recyclable plastic zipper, internal key loop and zipper pull
  • Hip pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch for easy packing
  • Forward inseam helps eliminate chafing
  • Natural fit with a slightly trimmer silhouette through the thigh, seat and leg
  • Mid length with 19" outseam for surfers who prefer a trimmer, more pared-down silhouette


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