Founded off of Australia's Gold Coast in 1973 by surfboard shaper Gordon Merchant and his wife Rena, Billabong emerged as a brand that focused on the innovation and design of board shorts. Back in their early days, Billabong board shorts were originally hand-cut and sold out of local surf shops, eventually gaining traction among the surfing community because of their quality constructions and durability that could withstand the high impact of surfing. Fast forward a few decades and Billabong has since grown into one of the leading industries in surf apparel, continuing to push the envelope with their innovative board short designs and constructions.
Board shorts, sometimes known as boardies, jams, trunks or swim shorts are made with longer outseams that protect your legs and leg hair from the wax on surfboards... hence the name board shorts. Designed with comfort and function in mind, Billabong board shorts utilize technology like H2 Repel coating and Platinum X Quad Stretch fabric made from lightweight and stretchy materials that dry in rapid time and don't get bogged down by water for a lightweight and more comfortable feel. Keeping the environment in mind, Billabong offers a line of boardshorts called the Recycler Series, that are made from the highest quality of recycled materials and offer superior durability and stretch.
Check out the variety of prints and patterns of board shorts for both men and women, including artist and photographer collaborations, colorful florals, mixed prints, basic stripes and solids. Whether you're paddling out to the lineup, or just looking for something stylish and comfortable to wear to the beach or pool, board shorts from Billabong have your swim and style needs covered.