Best worn with sand between your toes.

Ever since you were a kid, you’ve felt more at home in the water than on land. The Patagonia Wavefarer Board Short understands your aquatic ways and is happy to assist you and your life’s goal of spending as much time around the ocean as possible. This surf-style board short comes with durable, quick-drying fabric that will hold up to years of use and a horizontal, self-draining side pocket with internal key loop that stores your daily essentials.

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

good shorts.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

id wear them everyday but unfortunately they're easy to spot. good stretch, super light. good drawstring/zipper/pocket.

5 5


  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased these board shorts before the start of the summer. They run true to size, and have a simple design to them. No inner mesh, and one zip outside pocket which is perfect in my opinion.

I wore these almost everyday for three straight months this summer because I needed something that dried quickly and these did just that. Much faster then a few other pairs of board shorts I own. I guided 2-5 day trips into the Adirondacks where we would hike/climb/swim almost everyday.

If you are looking for a pair of shorts that does it all I would highly recommend these.

5 5


I have a pair of these as well as the 23" version and love them both. They are roomy enough to let you move around comfortably, but not baggy. I've worn them hiking and surfing for hours at a time with no sign of chaffing. They feel like they'll hold up for years and have that cool understated Patagonia style.

Are these more baggy or more slim fitting?...

Are these more baggy or more slim fitting? I know they say regular fit, but I'd love to ehar someones opinion from experience. I am 6'1'' , 165 lbs, and i have skinny bird legs... I don't want baggy shorts! Does Patagonia sell a more slim fitting board short?

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I'd give these a shot. I wouldn't necessarily call them slim, but they're definitely not baggy. The Patagonia 23's might be another option to consider, they're an additional 2 inches longer.

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Go with these. I'm about the same size as you and I have two pair of these. I've also ordered the twenty-threes and returned them because they were too long and baggy.

5 5

Love them

Just got back from a week in Hawaii and wore these non stop, Hiking, snorkeling, surfing and just around town. They are simple, dry fast, pocket is perfect for key and then put my wallet in. Light and even when wet don't get in the way or have to adjust.