Board Shorts

    Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak

1. Neither simple nor fancy, OP's Plaid Print Boardshorts are perfectly balanced and well priced. $17; op.com

2. A textured fabric nixes chafe and allows Quiksilver's Reflex Boardshorts to dry almost twice as fast as the other models here. $65; quiksilver.com

3. Bark's Guard has a zippered front pocket that's just big enough for a credit card and keys. $58; bark-ocean.com

4. Hurley's ultra-stretchy Phantom Kings Road boardshorts up your mobility while minimizing chafe on your board. $59; hurley.com

5. A belt of fabric around the waistband of Body Glove's Dubble Oh prevents, uh, cracking. $55; bodyglove.com

6. No more stashing your keys: A loop in the side pocket of Patagonia's Wavefarer boardshorts lets you hang on to them. $55; patagonia.com

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